Strange shell


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KodiakBeer
March 30, 2011, 10:06 PM
I found this while shooting at an impromptu range today. It's the size of a .410 shell, and it's marked 410 on the bottom, but it's aluminum...?

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/kodiakbeer/410.jpg

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bigfatdave
March 30, 2011, 10:18 PM
I've seen Wolf brand metallic .410 shells

Golden bear, too:
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/medium/683/683072.jpg and http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/778/778699.jpg

hso
March 30, 2011, 11:19 PM
Probably an M35 survival shotshell for USAF M6 survival rifle/shotgun.
http://soldusa.com/rainworx/uploaded/rad4E32A10559.JPG
http://www.cutlerscove.com/neat-stuff/shotshells/images/western-m35-410.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/10/M6_Survival_Rifle.jpg/800px-M6_Survival_Rifle.jpg

Shadow 7D
March 30, 2011, 11:25 PM
I doubt it,
isn't 10 one of the old soviet factory codes, and it's not marked like that shell in your pic, HSO

KodiakBeer
March 31, 2011, 01:28 AM
The markings are 410, 70 and something else that looks more like a symbol than a letter or number.

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/kodiakbeer/close.jpg

jhngardner367
March 31, 2011, 01:48 AM
Any chance it might be a signal shot/flare ?

Shadow 7D
March 31, 2011, 01:54 AM
Humm
is it berdan primed

SDC
March 31, 2011, 07:57 AM
The third character (not the 70 or the 410) looks something like the logo used by Barnaul, a Russian manufacturer, but I can't se it closely enough to know f it's the same.

hso
March 31, 2011, 12:02 PM
http://www.fourten.org.uk/barnaul4.jpg

BINGO! Nice catch, SDC.

KB, put a magnet on that thing and let us know if it attracts and you're looking at a lightweight steel case .410 from Barnaul.

KodiakBeer
March 31, 2011, 01:09 PM
Yup, it sticks to a magnet, so it is indeed a Barnaul shell.

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