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jtcarm
09-14-2018, 10:18 PM
You may have heard of low-brass, or high-brass, but how about all-brass shotshells?

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As a young teen in the mid 70s, collecting vintage cartridges was one way to indulge my gun addiction (before discovering girls & cars).

This was my best score.

Almost surely made for the military as a waterproof substitute for paper shells. I suspect WWI vintage as brass was in short supply during WWII.

Duelist
09-15-2018, 08:56 AM
A little DuckDuckGo time reveals that, as you suspected, paper hulls were replaced in military use by all-brass during WWI. That use continued in WWII. Plastic hulls were not developed until after WWII, but have been used by the military since that time. Green plastic hulls for buckshot came about during Vietnam.

Jay585
09-15-2018, 01:08 PM
Very cool! :cool:

How did you come across it?

Is it reloadable?

Drang
09-15-2018, 01:10 PM
Very popular among Cowboy Action Shooters, I believe, and therefore readily available with a little internet searching.

jtcarm
09-15-2018, 03:37 PM
Very cool! :cool:

How did you come across it?

Is it reloadable?

At a flea market in the mid-70s.

Iím sure itís reloadable, probably an infinite number of times as shotguns donít generate much breech pressure.

But these wonít be reloaded as long as I live.