The Fall 2010 AFTE Journal that just arrived has a paper about a 9mm Luger case that was headstamped “WINCHESTER 40 S&W”
The obvious question is how did this case get produced and get mixed into a box of 9x19mm ammunition. From the paper, it is not clear what the headstamps were on the other 9x19mm cases found at the scene. Was it WINCHESTER 9X19 or something else like WIN 9mm LUGER?
I have never heard of a 9mm Luger load with the “WINCHESTER” headstamp. I am told that the 45 ACP with this headstamp is in a box marked “MADE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC”.
It seems pretty clear that a 40 S&W bunter got installed on a 9x19mm case manufacture line and at least one case got bunted and loaded with this headstamp. Knowing where the Winchester 40 S&W was loaded would be a help. It would also be interesting to know if 9x19mm was loaded with this headstamp.
Has anyone encountered 9x19mm ammunition headstamped “WINCHESTER”???
Do any of the Forum members have a box of pistol cartridges (any caliber) headstamped “WINCHESTER”??? If so what does the box say about where they were made???
Has anyone seen a 9x19mm case with this WINCHESTER 40 S&W headstamp???