S&W Ammunition


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saemetric
April 21, 2008, 03:25 PM
I have many boxes of blue box S&W ammunition from the 1970's:9mm, 38 spl. 357 mag,Nyclad, etc. Is there collector interest in this or should I just shoot it?

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351 WINCHESTER
April 21, 2008, 03:38 PM
I don't recall who made the ammo for S & W, but it did not live up to their velocity claims and was very erratic. Maybe there is some interest as people collect all kinds of things. One thing for sure they quit making it a long time ago.

ReloaderFred
April 21, 2008, 04:39 PM
S&W ammunition was made by Fiochi, and was offered in several calibers that S&W didn't make guns for. The early headstamps were S&W-F, and the later ones were plain S&W.

This was done when S&W was owned by Bangor-Punta and they had all kinds of different ideas on how to promote their business. Bangor-Punta also owned Taurus at the time, which is why so many of the Taurus handguns closely resembled the S&W handguns.

Only full boxes of odd calibers of the old S&W ammunition have any collector value.

Hope this helps.

Fred

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