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I am trying to identify this rimfire cartridge. 40cal projectile with copper shell. Length is 1.5 inches and .5 inches at its widest. Head stamp is "U". I have attached photo. Are there any good reference books to help with identifications? I just inherited a large number of shells and need all the help that I can get.
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Mark
 

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.41 Swiss (aka 10.3x38R Swiss Vetterli). Years ago, there were so many surplus Swiss Vetterli rifles imported here that American makers, including Union Metallic Cartridge Co. (UMC or "U") made the ammuntion. UMC later bought Remington and the company became Remington-UMC. No .41 Swiss ammunition was made in the U.S. after WWII, and I suspect that round was made in the 1920's.

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