Help with unknown brass.

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    jholl72
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    Help with unknown brass.

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:01 pm

    I got these in today also and am not sure what they are. The headstamp reads " D C Co 10". The shell is 2 3/4 inches long and the diameter of the rim is 3/4 "
    Anyone recognize this one?





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    Re: Help with unknown brass.

    Post by GCR817 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:57 pm

    Hi,

    It looks like a pair of 10 gauge shotgun casings. The headstand stands for Dominion Cartridge Company (a Canadian Company).

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    Re: Help with unknown brass.

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:54 pm

    Hi Geoff,
    That thought had crossed my mind as well, but I have some older shotgun shells that are paper shells. Anyone know when they were using full metal shotgun casings?


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    Re: Help with unknown brass.

    Post by GCR817 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:21 pm

    Hi Jeff,

    Brass casings seem to have been used from about 1880-1920 but certainly were not as main stream as paper cartridges. The cost was the main reason that they were not used as much, but I think they were considered more waterproof than paper-cartridges. They are very similar to the 1" brass flares used in WW1.

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    Re: Help with unknown brass.

    Post by jholl72 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:10 pm

    Thanks again for the information.
    I don't want these things so if anyone wants them and has something small they want to trade or a small cash offer, send me a message.


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