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.
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.
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....................
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.
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.
I think this might be the same cartridge I got here but not sure.
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.