Words of Advice:

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

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat


* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

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 .