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Interesting Ammo Find (old too)......????

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Sabot1, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Sabot1

    Sabot1 Sherwood, OR Member

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    So I have been trying to do some research on a box of ammunition I recieved from my Father after he passed away (WWII Vet).

    Its a 20 rd box, with an old date stamp that says June 1 917. The ammunition looks like it is 7.62x54r ammunition, and it has a headstamp that says "Remington 17".:huh::huh::huh:

    I have researched the best i can, and found that this seems to be some sort of military contract run from WWI. The box and the rounds seem to be in pretty good condition for being that old.

    Does anyone know any more information on this ammunition?


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  2. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I googled remington 17 and it came up as the rem 17 fireball 4,000fps. Try googling it to find out more info.
     
  3. Sabot1

    Sabot1 Sherwood, OR Member

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  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Dont know anything about it, but a friend and I used to go up the mountain to the common shooting areas and pick up all the brass people left behind for re-loading. I remember finding casings that looked just like those a few times in the same spot, and never did find out what they were all about. Sorry I couldnt be of more help
     
  5. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    If you have a caliper and can post some measurements it might help track down more info on it. It's tough to tell from the pic but I'm pretty sure that it's not the .17 Fireball since that is a "newer" cartridge that wasn't around back in WWI - WWII days.
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  7. Sabot1

    Sabot1 Sherwood, OR Member

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    No caliper here...( I know...the shame of it all....)

    But I could set it up beside a Russian 7.62x54R and maybe another caliber for comparison....
     
  8. Sabot1

    Sabot1 Sherwood, OR Member

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    Good information............Boy do those examples look thrashed......
     
  9. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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  10. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Remington mosin got it for fity bux
     
  11. Sabot1

    Sabot1 Sherwood, OR Member

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    Here is a picture with three rounds lined up next to each other.

    Left = Russian 7.62x54r

    Middle = "Remington 17" round

    Right = .303 Enfield


    By comparison, I would say that this is definitely 7.62x54r


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