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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

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and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Shotgun Shells

Gun Jesus looks at one of the first shotguns that used what would pass for modern cartridges:



I'm not sure of the point that plastic-hulled shotgun shells replaced paper ones in the 1920s. Maybe they did, but I have memories of seeing paper ones in the 1960s. They were on a reloading bench of a friend's dad. Possibly reloaders preferred paper shells. I didn't pay much attention to such things back then.

3 comments:

dinthebeast said...

OK, we used paper shells to reload 10 gauge ammo in the sixties and seventies, and I don't know whether plastic ones were available then, or if reloading crimping tools would have worked on them.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Brian Train said...

I remember my Dad having a few 12 gauge rounds with paper shells - this was in the 70s. They were not reloads but they might have just been old.

Glenn Kelley said...


He was wrong about that . The change over happened in the late '60s . There might have been plastic before that but I was buying new shells and it depended on the brand which type you got . CIL was paper and Remington was plastic .