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Old 03-25-2020, 05:09 PM
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odd headstamp- what is it?

Anyone recognize this headstamp? I thought it was a mfg error and then came across several more in my bin
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:15 PM
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Egyptian or some other mid-east junk.

Check it with a magnet.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:25 PM
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Ha ha.
I thought the same thing of a .45 yesterday.
Until I got it turned the right way to recognize the Browning stylized "buckmark."
One source says Winchester contract.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:32 PM
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I'd guess hebrew or arabic. Did a quick search but didn't find that particular one.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:33 PM
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I have a small container of the Browning brass from range pickup. It does look more Egyptian than the buckmark stamp.
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Ha ha.
I thought the same thing of a .45 yesterday.
Until I got it turned the right way to recognize the Browning stylized "buckmark."
One source says Winchester contract.
Too funny- I shot a box of browning factory ammo in that last batch to start breaking in a new gun... which is where it had to come from. Thanksl!
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How about that, I still don’t see the buck mark but that’s what it is.
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I would have guessed something from Khyber Pass too...
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Time for a new logo, something that doesn’t look like an excerpt from Osama’s old grocery list.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:07 PM
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Note the (circle) R, it's a registered squiggle trademark.
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The stamping die looks like it was made in some back alley in Pakistan.

I hoped Browning was better than that.
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The stamping die looks like it was made in some back alley in Pakistan.

I hoped Browning was better than that.
Browning himself was...

The corporate successor? Well, you can see for yourself...
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Note the (circle) R, it's a registered squiggle trademark.
The Circle 'R" indicates a US origin.

Would a Middle Eastern head stamp have 9MM Luger? Asking for a friend...

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The Circle 'R" indicates a US origin.

Would a Middle Eastern head stamp have 9MM Luger? Asking for a friend...

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In a word, yes very possible.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:11 AM
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I thought it was a mfg error and then came across several more in my bin
Glad I clicked on your thread, it inspired me to take a look at my Browning ammo. I bought six boxes of 30-30 Browning BXR ammo last year, but haven’t shot any of it yet.

However, when I pulled the ammo out to checkout the head stamp, I noticed a funky looking, almost Umbrella Corp looking primer. So, I inspected all the boxes, luckily, it appears as though I only have one bad cartridge.

I don’t know anything about loading ammo, so I’m not sure what could’ve gone wrong at the factory. But, folks should probably visually inspect their BXR ammo to ensure all is well.
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Would a Middle Eastern head stamp have 9MM Luger? Asking for a friend...
I have seen all sorts of crazy stuff over there.
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However, when I pulled the ammo out to checkout the head stamp, I noticed a funky looking, almost Umbrella Corp looking primer. So, I inspected all the boxes, luckily, it appears as though I only have one bad cartridge.
It's just an upside-down primer. It happens occasionally, but rarely, when I'm reloading. Hard to imagine how it happens on automated factory assembly lines. And, how it slipped by QC.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:11 PM
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It's just an upside-down primer.
Ah, thanks for the info Rod, good to know.
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Q/C slips happen!

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It's just an upside-down primer. It happens occasionally, but rarely, when I'm reloading. Hard to imagine how it happens on automated factory assembly lines. And, how it slipped by QC.
When shooting on the sheriffs' PPC team we used ammo by the case every week. 38Spl HBWC, 38Spl. LRN and 147 lrn 9mm.

I only saw a few Q/C issues: 1 upside down primer, 1 no primer without a flash hole and on 9mm with a 38 125 grn JHP!

Over the years I've collected quite a few defects factory and reloads. We should start a thread with photos!

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I knew with 99% certainty that this post was about Browning brass before I ever opened it.

It seems that this same question is asked every week on the various forums I read.
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Ah, thanks for the info Rod, good to know.
Yeah, don’t cycle that one!
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I knew with 99% certainty that this post was about Browning brass before I ever opened it.

It seems that this same question is asked every week on the various forums I read.
Actually, that topic comes up a bunch. Most are not Browning and are some of the most obscure stampings you’ve ever seen.
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