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Sears brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bottlerocket, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. bottlerocket

    bottlerocket Well-Known Member

    Found a Sears 30-30 case in my resize bucket last night. I had no idea they ever made ammo, guess I can't be surprised given the variety the Sears catalog used to have. Anyone have any idea how old this stuff could be?
  2. ranger335v

    ranger335v Well-Known Member

    Sears never made ammo. Nor firearms, tools, washing machines, clothes, etc. They just had products branded for them.
  3. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    I've got a brick of retro .22Lr that is sears branded. I don't know if it shoots, I just keep it for grins.
  4. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Correct - Sears is a marketing company
  5. FlyinBryan

    FlyinBryan Well-Known Member

    my mom has a 1905 sears catolog that has sears ammo.

    everytime i go to visit im sticking my nose in that old book. very interesting guns and ammo section. black powder cartridges, cool old colt auto pistols that preceeded the 1911.

    the browning designed remington 12g auto shotgun is 19 dollars if im not mistaken, and colt single action revolvers are less than 5 dollars.
  6. JohnB

    JohnB Well-Known Member

    I was digging through a box today and came across a Sears 12 ga. 00 Buck. I'm guessing it's from the late 1960's.
  7. Cherokee

    Cherokee Well-Known Member

    I've got a numbrer of 30/30 Sears cases, made by some ammo company for them. Brass reloads fine.
  8. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Well-Known Member

    'Cmon folks. Post some pictures!
  9. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Used to be if Sears didn't have it, you likely didn't get it....I find the Sears houses in a box pretty cool.
  10. alde

    alde Well-Known Member

    I have the rifle that goes with those shells. A Ted Williams 1894 Winchester that was built around 1976. I have a box of Bicentenial "76" headstamped ammo to go with it. The rifle is a great shooter too.
  11. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Heh, I have some .44 mag brass branded "TEXAS", but it's not old. Thought that was odd too.
  12. BBDartCA

    BBDartCA Well-Known Member

  13. swiftak

    swiftak Well-Known Member

    I bought sears 22 ammo all the time in the early 70s. Well my mom did.
  14. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Well-Known Member

    So cool! Thanks for the pics.
  15. 4719dave

    4719dave Member

    okay i'll bite bullet,patches and sears/ted williams lube

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  16. Shimitup

    Shimitup Well-Known Member

    As I recall their Ted Williams .22 semi auto was a Marlin model 60.
  17. Canuck-IL

    Canuck-IL Well-Known Member

    They were going to headstamp it "Craftsman" but figured that the guaranteed for life policy would kill them :)

  18. JohnB

    JohnB Well-Known Member



    found another one. XTRA Range #6

  19. steveno

    steveno Well-Known Member

    most likely loaded by Federal
  20. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    I remember Sears ammunition up to the 70's.

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