Requesting help to ID shell case

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by PAULLYD, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. PAULLYD

    PAULLYD New Member

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    Jan 19, 2010
    Clinton Township MI
    A while back this forum was very helpful with info on my Ivers Johnson .410. I come to you again asking if anyone knows anything about .43 ammunition. While out on a metal detecting adventure I ran accross a casing with FA 43 stamped on it and nothing else. Most of the searching I have done has turned up "Sanish Reformado" or ".43 Egyptian" all obsolete blackpowder references. Can anyone tell me if I am even on the right track persueing these or provide more info for me. Thank You in advance.
     
  2. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Paul, I suspect that what you found was a military case with the "FA" representing the Frankford Arsenal in Philedelphia Pa. and the "43" indicating the date 1943.
     

  3. Oldeyes

    Oldeyes Active Member

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    Oct 13, 2006
    Ohio
  4. if you can mic the deminsions and post it on the reloading forum i think you will get an answer.i also think the statements above are correct old semperfi
     
  5. Little Rooster

    Little Rooster New Member

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    Oct 17, 2007
    Old Dominion
    could this be .43 spanish?
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
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