an ammunition question?

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  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I have this package of 30-30 shells that I'm sure is old (not sure I should be posting this here) but it is a pack of 10, 30-30 rounds. I have the picture of them and wondering if anyone can enlighten me as to when they were made and are they truely S&W? On the back of the pack it reads as follows:
    THESE POWERFUL CARTRIDGES HAVE BEEN LOADED TO S&W AMMUNITION
    COMPANYS RIGID SPECIFICATIONS. THE COMPUTER DESIGNED BULLET, NON
    CORROSIVE PRIMER AND SPECIAL SMOKELESS POWDER PROVIDES CONSISTANT
    ACCURACY, DEPENDABILITY, AND MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS.
    30-30 MADE IN CANADA

    I'm a bit confussed here, are they indeed made by S&W...and when were they made? Worth anything other then target practice?:confused:

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    Smith sold their-branded ammo back in the 70s. They bought Alcan, and made ammo from '73 to '81.

    Originally they made ammo under both names - S&W and Alcan - and apparently they owned Fiocchi (the Italian company) for a while. Some of their stuff was headstamped S&W-F, and the boxes were marked "Smith & Wesson - Fiocchi Inc. Alton Ill."
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    Load em up, and go deer hunting!
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh okay. That's interesting...learnin something new every day. Me and my cousin were heck on the game population back when we were kids plinkin and we had a 30-30 we shot all the time and I dug up these shells the other day and thinking back, a neighbor man out the road was always giving us shells to shoot (he had a problem with wild dogs running and killing his goats), so I knew they was somewhat older back then when he gave them to us. Just couldnt put a finger on the time period.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I wish it was legal here to use a rifle of sorts to hunt deer with, but unfortianatly I have to travel out of state for that. However the coyotes are good shooting here, just use a longer range gun.
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