Antique ammo?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ArchaeologistIU, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. ArchaeologistIU

    ArchaeologistIU New Member

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    I found a ammo cartridge in Wyoming and can not identify the headstamp. The headstamp is a "U" surrounded by a crest. The size of the cartridge is consistant with that of a .22 caliber ammunition. If anyone has any knowledge on this including the manufacturer, time frame, or where to look to find anything about this cartridge, it would be a huge help and greatly appreciated for my project.

    Thank you,

    ArchaeologistIU
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The most common use of the "U" would be Union Metallic Cartridge, UMC. UMC was started in 1867. The parent company that owned UMC later aquired Remington. Remington and UMC were combined in 1912.

    I have seen alot of .22 cartridges w/ a "U" but I cannot recall a "Crest". Pictures would help.
     

  3. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    What robo said.....................

    Jim..