Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-01-2017, 09:45 PM
DeafSmith DeafSmith is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 285
Likes: 4
Liked 170 Times in 73 Posts
Default S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition

I got a quantity of 30-06 soft point ammo with S&W head stamp.

On the base it says: S&W with two dots on either side and below on the bottom of the base it says 30-06 Sprg.

Nice clean ammo. Looks like a 150 gr Spitzer with a cannelure.

Is this factory ammo?

Thanks.
__________________
Deaf
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-02-2017, 08:41 AM
CTG_COLLECTOR CTG_COLLECTOR is online now
Member
S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 614
Likes: 79
Liked 265 Times in 157 Posts
Default

It could be either.
S&W sold ammo from 1979-81. The rifle ammo was made in Canada. Handgun calibers was made in the US using cases made by various manufacturers. I believe the SGN ammo was made in the US. The .22LR, .22Short and .22 blanks we made by Aguila of Mexico.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2017, 08:11 PM
GB's Avatar
GB GB is offline
Member
S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Wyoming
Posts: 389
Likes: 547
Liked 394 Times in 148 Posts
Default

Smith marketed rifle ammo in many of the common rifle calibers (I remember 10 round blister packs) Pistol ammo was 50 round boxes and shotgun ammo was in 25 round boxes. (Browning also marketed ammo at about the same time) Trying to be all things to the sporting goods world. Ammo was OK, cases good. I still have some pistol ammo and some rifle and pistol cases that get rotated through the reloading cycle. If you still have the original packaging it has a limited collector's market(you won't get rich but it will sell to people who collect that kind of stuff.) There is some info in the SWSCs (I have #2 in the computer room and it has a couple of paragraphs and a picture) HTH
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2017, 07:38 PM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is offline
Member
S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition S&W headstamp 30-06 Springfield Ammunition  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 19,999
Likes: 2
Liked 10,610 Times in 6,085 Posts
Default

S&W sold a line of ammo in several calibers under their name, and I have a carton of .22 LR and several boxes of .38 Special and .357. I am not sure, but I think that it was made by someone other than S&W, just sold under the S&W brand. It does not say anything on the box indicating who made it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S&W Headstamp? 76Y40 Reloading 2 05-10-2014 01:52 PM
Headstamp ancient-one Ammo 3 11-20-2012 10:53 PM
G.F.L. Headstamp ? Nick B Reloading 9 12-26-2011 09:30 AM
What's this headstamp? RichardF Reloading 5 07-22-2011 10:01 AM
Headstamp ?? reklawsr Reloading 4 11-08-2009 02:17 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:19 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)