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Sears brass?

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

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  1. bottlerocket

    bottlerocket Member

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    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

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

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    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

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    Correct - Sears is a marketing company
     
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    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

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    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

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

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    'Cmon folks. Post some pictures!
     
  9. ColtPythonElite

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    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.
     
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    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

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    Heh, I have some .44 mag brass branded "TEXAS", but it's not old. Thought that was odd too.
     
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    I bought sears 22 ammo all the time in the early 70s. Well my mom did.
     
  14. Steve Koski

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

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

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  16. Shimitup

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

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

    /Bryan
     
  18. JohnB

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    found another one. XTRA Range #6
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  19. steveno

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    most likely loaded by Federal
     
  20. Slamfire

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    I remember Sears ammunition up to the 70's.
     
  21. armoredman

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    Dadgummit, another fine thing killed off before I was old enough to buy the stuff. Neat collectibles, now.
     
  22. Steve H

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    Sears sold other brands of ammo also. Look at the price tag.
     

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    Ahhh, 3.95
     
  24. Shimitup

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    I previously posted that I thought the Sears .22 auto was a Marlin mod 60, obviously not. What does it look like to you?
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    P.S. It's a blast to waste some time on this website looking at old guns.
    http://www.wishbookweb.com/
     
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    A few more Sears marked items

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