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FUUN063
February 17, 2014, 19:34
I was digging around in the pile in the basement and found there critters. They are .22 LR rimfire ammunition, nickel plated casing with a black colored, pointed bullet. The headstamp looks like two letter "C's" with one facing opposite the other one to form a weird type of "S" shape. The spots on some of the rounds is simply a "wax" that wipes off easily as seen on a few in this pic. Any ideas where they were made, what purpose they would serve or other information. Thanks.


http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/FUUN063/Pointed22LRammunition001_zps05569607.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/FUUN063/media/Pointed22LRammunition001_zps05569607.jpg.html)



Leland
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Retired Bum
February 17, 2014, 21:03
I have no idea as to what or where those .22lr rounds were manufactured. The bullet has a odd shape with its cone shape. Looking closely I see what appears to be a cutting edge just above the lubrication grooves. If this is so then possibly these rounds are some kind of target ammo. Mostly likely Euro made but they could be Russian as well.

I hope somebody is able to ID them....

And so it goes.


The Retired One

catmguy445
February 17, 2014, 23:08
Try posting this on the Rimfire Central board under Ammo. I had some odd Remington nickel plated ammo similar to that and I got an answer to when it was made and for how long, in about ten minutes.

Guy-epic
February 18, 2014, 15:52
I know I have seen this before, I just can't remember what the deal was so sorry I saw this when it was first posted and I am getting old as I just can't remember wtf it is for.

Pluribus
February 18, 2014, 20:43
I know I have seen this before, I just can't remember what the deal was so sorry I saw this when it was first posted and I am getting old as I just can't remember wtf it is for.

That's me too! Seems like 19 and 70 something I saw some of that at a gun show I think. The only thing I really remember is that I passed on it I think just because I had plenty of 36gr Winchester and this stuff was an odd, lite weight like 23gr I think.

SAFN49
February 18, 2014, 21:08
I know I have seen this before, I just can't remember what the deal was so sorry I saw this when it was first posted and I am getting old as I just can't remember wtf it is for.

LOL! I was thinking the same thing. I know I've seen it but can't place it....
That's why I didn't respond when it was first posted. Sucks getting old.

Might have been European manufacture, but don't quote me on that.

Illurian00
February 18, 2014, 21:26
I bought some Greman rimfire from a vendor who used to specialize in rimfire maybe fifteen years ago. I bought a sampling of three different loadings too include a 'spitzer' type bullet. Their was also a 'heavy' flat point and something elsle at the time.

When I got them I shot a few of each and put them away . I'll be damned if I can find them. But definately German manufacture.

tac-40
February 19, 2014, 00:38
South African company called Swartklip. Armscorp down in Florida used to be the importer. Supposed to be premium ammo and very accurate.

kev
February 19, 2014, 10:55
BINGO!

I just saw these listed yesterday but didn't investigate until you mentioned Swartklip.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=394051175

Illurian00
February 19, 2014, 17:37
"Swartklip" rings a bell. Pricey ,,yes !

FUUN063
February 23, 2014, 00:34
Yep, it's their Low Drag line of ammunition. Here is a link. But, it looks as though the company is sinking. Darn. Thanks.

http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3053


Leland
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