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Thread: Vintage Smith & Wesson Ammo

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    Boolit Master
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    Paulden, Arizona

    Vintage Smith & Wesson Ammo

    I found these in a forgot about ammo can. Were these from the 1970's or 1980's? S&W headstamps. Nickle cases.

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    Boolit Master pete501's Avatar
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    I just threw out an empty box like that.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Near that little town in Eygpt or SW Wyoming, whichever
    1973 - 1981 Another attempt by S&W to be all things to Law Enforcement (and to some extent to everybody else). Decent ammo but not great. One of the many items that Smith (offered/ required) sold to stocking dealer so that the dealer would be insured a steady supply of pistols. They also marketed shotshells and rifle ammo. Cases are thick walled (similar to Military cases) and seem to last a long time. I still have some brass in my stash from when I was a PPC shooter and reloaded for matches. Still have a couple of boxes of loaded. Collector's value is not high. S&W collectors like to be able to display a box or two with their guns. HTH

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    Boolit Master
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    Was there not a joint venture between S&W and Foichi that acquired Alcan and tried but failed to keep what was and extend the Alcan legacy. Alcan did use Foichi as a supplier for a lot of there products if I recall right.

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    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
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    The S&W 12g slugs were good ammo. I bought a case when they were closing out. I guess you
    would call it some of first Sabot style slugs. Had a Pellet shaped slug in nylon sleeve type deal.
    The slugs were hard alloy. Through & throughs on deer were common no matter where you hit
    them. I think they were more for law enforcement than hunting. I have a little S&W ammo left
    even a few cans of pellets for their line back in 70s.

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    I have a full box of S&W .357 Nyclad SWCHP sitting in my display case with my other vintage box art.
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    Vintage? Still shootable made I believe by Fiocchi for S&W.

    I still carry 38 chief special 125 grain Nyclads in my 36 size guns. Made for the non-+P guns.

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    Smith & Wesson also made rifle ammo at that time, I bought a bunch of .243 S&W in 1977-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaune509 View Post
    Was there not a joint venture between S&W and Foichi that acquired Alcan and tried but failed to keep what was and extend the Alcan legacy. Alcan did use Foichi as a supplier for a lot of there products if I recall right.
    I have some S&W ammo and brass from that time period that has S&W-F as the headstamp. This would be late 70's.

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    Boolit Buddy xringdave's Avatar
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    Came across some 22 short S&W ammo
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    Those 12 gauge sabot slugs were the most accurate slug shot from my Ithaca deer slayer/riot gun I had ever used. It also was really good at penetrating car doors. My small dept. carried the 38 S&W ammo.Robert

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