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  1. GunnyUSMC

    GunnyUSMC Member

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    I look at thousands of cartridge cases each year. I have found that you can find some pretty interesting things if you look very close.
    Now if you were never good at picking out different shapes in clouds, you might not see much in this post.
    Here’s a cartridge case that was picked up at a Crime Scene.
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    Here’s the full headstamp photo
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    Here’s the closeup of the primer.
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    Here’s the closeups of the firing pin strike.
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    If you haven’t made it out yet, it’s a dog.

    A few years ago a ran across one that made me start taking a closer look. This is the one that got me started.
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  2. edwardware

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    Enjoying that fancy video microscopy rig I see.

    Also, that case looks to have been chambered repeatedly. A chambered-once case rim would be cleaner.

    And again: which brand pistol do you call that? The FP protrusion looks to be on the short side, with a turned FP.
     
  3. Mauser lover

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    Who is that in the second one? His ear is rather far forward.

    Where's the dog?
     
  4. GunnyUSMC

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    The Sig case is a once fired case. It was picked up from a concrete surface and may have been stepped on a time or tow in the dark.
    From the markings , I would say a Sig or Springfield XD.
    These images are made by the firing pin.
    some are a little harder to see then others, but then it also depends on how good you are at the cloud game. :)
     
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  5. Odd Job

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    I can't see the dog, but the face in profile is cool!
     
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    Okay I just found it, could be a dog or a bear.
     
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    Looks like a husky with his face twisted to about the 9oclock position.
     
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  9. Mauser lover

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    Got that, couldn't see the dog/bear at first. Thanks for the highlighting, Odd Job!

    I was just curious if it was a picture of Jesus on the firing pin, or maybe an ancient Greek politician or something. I could see the head, just wondering if anyone had him identified yet.

    Remember the face of Jesus in the airport tile a few years ago? That was... an interesting one.
     
  10. GunnyUSMC

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    Here is another one. Can anyone guess who it is? Oh! It from a 7.62x39 cartridge case.
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  11. Odd Job

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    It's one of the centurions from an Asterix comic.
     
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    Bear Head - Must have been 'Golden Bear' ammo, with a Russian firing pin.

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    I have a family member who is a firearms examiner for the MI state police. I would not be surprised if you and she were in the same classroom together at some point.

    I got to visit the gun library there once. It was quite awesome.
     
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    I see Bert off Sesame Street
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    Indian head turned sideways with feather bandana
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    As you can tell I spent some time on roadtrips in the car staring at clouds in my youth.
     
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    I see the stone figure off Night at the Museum. “Dum Dum give me Gum Gum”.
     
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    You guys have developed a baaaaaaad case of paradolia. It can be fatal. It can cause blindness, and can cause conservatives to mutate into communists.

    You all need to see a doctor ---------Quick!!!!!!!!:neener:
     
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    They all look like Mr. Potato head to me.....
     
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    As a whole, i see mr potato head. Looking closer, i see a couple sharing a bucket of popcorn
     
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    The face in profile looks like an ultrasound of a fetus.
     
  22. JR24

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    That was my initial response too. The face was very clear even before zooming in.

    Very cool!
     
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    That was my exact first impression.
     
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  24. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    For some reason I see an angry "Shrek"

    This stuff put a smile on my face this evening...........Funny:rofl:
     
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    Explain that one I can’t see it.

    Funny what people see, glad I’m not sitting in a shrinks chair looking at ink blots.
     
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