Just got the following query from a friend.
[quote]Hello Lewis, this is Charles Whittaker of the Land of Borchardt site and I have some ammo related questions for you. I am writing an article on Abercrombie & Fitch and I noticed in the 1903 A&F catalog that had an ad for the 1900 commercial that they described the cartridge as rimless Walsrode powder.
Circa 1906 Hans Tauscher Luger ads describe the cartridge as rimless Rottweil powder.
I have been told that the A&F ad citing Walsrode powder is a mistake as the only Luger ammo available was period DWM export 30 Cal ammo was Rottweil.
Any help in clearing this up would be appreciated, Sincerely, Charles.
It occurs to me that UMC may have been making “30 Luger” cartridges as early as 1903, and perhaps other, so the use of Walsrode powder is possible. I suspect that DWM only used the Rottweil powder, but have no proof if this.
Can anyone help???