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Strange shell

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by KodiakBeer, Mar 30, 2011.

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  1. KodiakBeer

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    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...?

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  2. bigfatdave

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    I've seen Wolf brand metallic .410 shells

    Golden bear, too:
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  3. hso

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    Probably an M35 survival shotshell for USAF M6 survival rifle/shotgun.
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  4. Shadow 7D

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    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
     
  5. KodiakBeer

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    The markings are 410, 70 and something else that looks more like a symbol than a letter or number.

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  6. jhngardner367

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    Any chance it might be a signal shot/flare ?
     
  7. Shadow 7D

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    Humm
    is it berdan primed
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  10. KodiakBeer

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    Yup, it sticks to a magnet, so it is indeed a Barnaul shell.
     
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