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Smith & Wesson Ammunition>? Years Of Production>?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ULVER, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    Had a pal tell me he still had a box of S&W ammo in his safe. I remember it well, but really couldn't give him a history.

    Did S&W give it a go in the 80's? :dunno:

    I also recall a S&W shotgun. Seems like they were trying to spread their wings, but just didn't get things right.
     
  2. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    The S&W ammo line started around 1971 and was discontinued around 1983. The line of ammo included handgun, rifle, shotgun and .22 Rimfire calibers.

    S&W was also the originator of the Nyclad brand nylon coated lead bulleted ammo in 9x19mm, .38Spl and .357Mag calibers.
     


  3. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    Thanks Merk! :supergrin: I didn't remember S&W starting the ammo line that early! Those were Super Vel years too, yes? :dunno:
     
  4. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    My earliest S&W price sheet starts in 1971 and latest is 1981.

    Over the years S&W marketed in total nearly:

    40 centerfire handgun loads (including Nyclads) in calibers ,25Auto, .32Auto, .32 S&W, .380, 9mm, 38Spl, 357Mag, 44Mag & .45ACP.

    25+ shotshell loads in .410. 20, 16 & 12 gauges.

    10 centerfire rifle loads (2 each) in 243Win, 270Win, 30-30Win, 308Win & 30-06Sprg.

    6 .22 rimfire loads (2 each) in .22 Blank, .22Short & .22LR.

    Cartridge brass was provided by numerous sources including C.I.L. and IVI of Canada, and Amron, Federal, Olin & Starline here in the U.S.

    The .22 rimfire ammo was made by Aguila of Mexico.
     
  5. banger

    banger

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    Where evil lives

    I can add without a doubt, some was provided by Fiocchi if Italy.

    Actually, I liked the Smith and Wesson line of ammo, it was HOT, reliable and accurate.