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Old 11-27-2010, 06:35 AM   #11
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:20 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by c3shooter View Post
Jah, es korrect, es E nein O! Yes, those were neat little gadgets. I have ONE lousy round of .30 Pedersen ammo in my collection- and IT has a cracked case. Close as I expect I will ever come to one of those.
PM me an address and I'll see what I can do...
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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hello c3shooter. I just ran across this on a search for Pedersen ammo and joined to share a little info. I have a Pistol that uses the .32 French Long ammo that the Pedersen Device was designed to shoot. I have around 30 rounds of ammo that came with the pistol when I purchased it. In my research I have found that the .32 FL ammo will perform better than the 9mm ammo that is so popular. It hits harder, shoots faster and flatter, and penetrates much deeper than the 9mm's. Easy to shoot and fun and very accurate.
The ammo can be made from S&W .32 revolver brass. It just has to have the extractor grove turned on a metal lathe, the rim turned down to the diameter of the case body and finally trimmed down to the correct length of the round.
Some of my ammo has the same crack in the case that yours has. Figured that it is due to the age of the ammo.
If you have any more info on ammo and where I can find some for sale let me know. If you would like a round that is not cracked, contact me and we may arrange something. It is original and came in the factory box.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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I believe the rifle in the pic is a 1903, not a 1903A3. The A3 had a peep sight, the 1903 had the open sights.

C3, IIRC, the Pedersen device used a standard .32 ACP. some military experimental ammo was made by the arsenals with a different headstamp, but I believe it was .32 ACP.

I might be mistaken, but that's what I remember from reading in American Rifleman many years ago.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Highpower View Post
The nit-pickers must be asleep at the wheel tonight.

It's not an A3, and it's spelled Pedersen.....

Hey -- SOMEBODY had to do it! LOL!
My spelling was spot on the second time around!


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