Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Identify this head stamp?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dc.fireman, May 28, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dc.fireman

    dc.fireman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    458
    Location:
    Manassas, Va.
    Need some help with identifying a head stamp, the caliber is 45 Automatic. I'll put a picture up later on... the headstamp reads:


    . T T Z ..


    45 Auto


    It looks just like that, with one small dot, then the lettering, then two small dots. Any ideas?

    -tc
     
  2. DIV03

    DIV03 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Location:
    Melissa TX
    Israel Military Industries

    The IMI Small Caliber Ammunition Division is Israel’s sole producer of state-of-the-art combat-proven small arms ammunition with an extensive list of customers throughout the world. With an ample experience in the field, the plant offers a complete line of high quality military, law enforcement and commercial grade cartridges. The plant manufactures a complete range of small arms ammunition, ranging from 5.56mm to 0.50 caliber, as well as an broad range of less-than-lethal munitions. IMI small arms ammunition have received the prestigious NATO Qualification. The plant’s SCAMP lines enable the supply of significant quantities within impressively short time. The plant production is based on in-house R&D. An example of the plant’s innovative development are the special-purpose munitions, including frangible 9mm bullets, which are lethal, but do not penetrate hard surfaces, to be operated in sensitive location.
    http://www.afte.org/ExamResources/gallery2/v/Headstamp-Gallery/

    It's good brass
    Chief
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    2,318
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    Just to clarify, it's TZZ, not TTZ.
    TZ is the Hebrew abbreviation for MI, or Military Industries. The US govt. required a 3 letter code on contract ammo, so IMI just added another Z.
     
  4. bobelk99

    bobelk99 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Central KY
    TZZ is good reloadable brass. Will give more service than many others.

    If you reload TZZ, I recommend you use it exclusively for a given load.
     
  5. DIV03

    DIV03 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Location:
    Melissa TX
    I always separate out the TZZ for my favorite loads in .45ACP
     
  6. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,639
    The only thing that bugs me about TZZ brass is that it has smaller flash holes that sometimes grabs the decapping pin and pull it out of the stem.
     
  7. dc.fireman

    dc.fireman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    458
    Location:
    Manassas, Va.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page