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Old 01-23-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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A few years back I was walking around a gun show and saw two, five gallon buckets filled with loose ammo under a dealer's table. I asked him if it was for sale and he said it was. I ended up buying them and taking them home. Once I reached my house I began the immense task of organizing all the ammo. I started to realize that ther were quite a few different types that I had never seen before. This is one of them...
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It is some sort of rimfire cartridge. There is a "U" headstamp on the back, im guessing for UMC / Remington. I was thinking possibly .30 rimfire short? Is this ammo worth anything?
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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go to old western scrounger.com ...see if what you have will cross reference...could be .41 rimfire .
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How would 41 rimfire mike out to .299 on the bullet?

you need cartridges of the world.
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most rimfire is not collectable prolly why it was in a bucket. but ya never know. most collectable where those with special commerative headstamps.

the Marlin Model 1872 was one gun that shot it. its a .30 Rimfire. the large rimfires fell out of favour due to un-reliable ignition of the powder chardge from the under powered rim priming system.



list of rimfire cartridges prolly not all of them

2.34 mm (The smallest rimfire cartridge, produced for the Swiss Mini Gun)
4 mm
.14 Alton Jones
.17 Mach 2
.17 Hornady Magnum
5 mm Remington Rimfire Magnum
.22 Short
.22 Long
.22 Extra Long
.22 Long Rifle
.22 WMR
.22WRF
.22 ILARCO
.22 CB
.22 CB cap
.22 BB
.22 Remington Automatic
.22 Winchester Automatic
6 mm
.25 Stevens
.25 Stevens Short
.267 Remington
.30 rimfire
.30 R Blaser
.310 Remington Skeet
.31 Eley
.32 Rimfire cartridge
.340 rimfire revolver
.35 Allen
9 mm Rimfire Shotgun Shell
.38 Short, Long, & Extra Long
.41 Rimfire
.41 Swiss
.42 Allen
.44 Short & Long
.440
.442 Eley
.44 Henry
.45 Danish
.46 Extra Short, Short, Long, & Extra Long
.50 Remington Navy
.50 Government
.56-46, 56-50, 56-52 Spencer
.58 Gatling
.58 Joslyn carbine
.58 Mont Storm
.58 Miller
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From all of the sites I looked at none of them showed pictures of a .30 rimfire this short. Could it be like a .30 Rimfire Ultra Short or something? I saw that derringers were popular at the time that this ammo was produced. Could this ammo have been made for derringer use to reduce recoil?
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As to it's value.....
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Its strange thet the bullets read .299 but the case is almost identical to a .32 Extra Short Rimfire. I hear those rounds are quite desireable. Any clarification?
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it just depends collector world condition is everything.

get yourself a ammo collector book.

all i got for ya is basic info that is easily found on google.
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... I was thinking possibly .30 rimfire short? Is this ammo worth anything?
According to "Cartridges of the World" the .30 short is 0.822" long, with a bullet dia. of 0.286" and a rim dia. of 0.346". Case length is 0.515 (30 long cl is 0.613"). Measurements are a bit off, but it's possible, considering the quality control of the era.

Worth? Sorry, can't help you there. Usually the rounds are worth more in the box than alone, bit you might be able to find someone who wants to fill an incomplete box.

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Quick question. I just bought a Spencer Civil War cartridge as a gift. Might be a dumb question but is it still live? Does the black powder degrade after so many years?
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