White's Featured Customer Stories
Two Cavalry swords found with my DFX 1866 Two Cent Piece Holy Cow! I really did it today! Another great find found with the XLT Came behind a metal detecting club and found

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Union Metallic Cartridge Company - Shotgun Shell

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    3
    Detectors
    White's Prizm IV

    Union Metallic Cartridge Company - Shotgun Shell

    Can someone help me date this Union Metallic Cartridge Company Shotgun Shell. I found some info and images but not with the following.

    "U.M.C. Bridgeport, Conn. 12" - is on the bottom of the shell.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shotgun-shell.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	16.9 KB 
ID:	96820Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shotgun-shell-22.jpg 
Views:	99 
Size:	33.8 KB 
ID:	96821

  2. #2
    Exalted One giant056's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    24,592
    I've found a few of them but never in that good of shape, congrats my best one has t big spits going half the length of the cartridge.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator deolslyfox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    40,252
    Detectors
    V3i / VX3 / DFX / MXT Pro / M6 / 6T / CM GT / XLT / BH 300 / SURF PI DF / 6000D S2
    Remington / UMC was formed in 1912, and is still in business today. Prior to that, Union Metallic Cartridge company started making pinfire cartridges in 1873.

    Look close at your find. There may a small hole near the bottom of the case. That is where the "pin" went into the case to fire the cartridge.

    Good digs !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

  4. #4
    Guru Steveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    W.Va born & raised,now upstate Ny I stays
    Posts
    6,282
    Detectors
    M6- 6X10DD,4X6DD / XLT-e/ QXT/ (2) TR1 Coinmaster
    Yup that's an oldie for sure,cool dig.....................................
    Back down in the dirt, it's
    where I'm supposed to be
    and it's getting good to me
    ....................





  5. #5
    Platinum Member THing4CSA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Sterling, VA
    Posts
    3,247
    Detectors
    Whites XLT, DFX, and TDI SL. Garrett Pro-Pointer, Predator Lesche shovels and trowels.
    Those are always a good find. In fact the 49'ers out in CA use to fill them with gold dust and nugents then bend the top over as a seal of sorts.
    I guess that is another reason to dig everything.
    Congrats on a nice find. Those solid case shotgun shells are a bit rare.
    Dave

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    3
    Detectors
    White's Prizm IV
    No hole on the side for a pin. The only hole is on the bottom as shown on the images above. If you do a google search for "Union Metallic Cartridge Company - Shotgun Shell" none of the images match my shell.

  7. #7
    Exalted One giant056's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    24,592
    I think this might be the same cartridge I got here but not sure.

    Name:  fullbrass.jpg
Views: 247
Size:  49.2 KB

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    3
    Detectors
    White's Prizm IV
    It appears the same but it may not be. On my shell the letters and numbers are incuse or stamped into the brass. On your shell the letters and numbers appear raised like a coin. Plus the center ring on my shell is different looking. However, your shell is as close as any I have seen on Google images.

    I may be getting to technical but would like to date the shell. So far all I can saw is 1867-1911.

    Just found this website but the images of UMC shells is not working. It has lots of nice images of other shells.
    http://members.shaw.ca/cartridge-corner/shotgun.htm

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •