Extra Deep Gas Tight

All Military and ordnance topics here.
Forum rules
Ordnance Forum Rules and Guidance :
By entering this forum you agree to accept the additional rules and guidance listed on the link below:
Ordnance Forum Rules
Post Reply
User avatar
Saki
Posts: 1117
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Has thanked: 1184 times
Been thanked: 781 times

Extra Deep Gas Tight

Post by Saki » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:23 pm

Hi all, I wonder would anyone have some knowledge on the attached.I know that Elly had "Gastight" shells. But I do not see any makers mark on this.
EXTRA DEEP GAS TIGHT
Could anyone shed some info on it. and possible date. Thank you in advance
Found approx 6 inch on constant pasture
400I
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Ace400i with Nel Thunder
Garrett Carrot
CScope CS2M
Wish list: MINELAB EQUINOX 800.

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation."


User avatar
Wigeon
Posts: 226
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Location: North Cambs
Has thanked: 98 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Extra Deep Gas Tight

Post by Wigeon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:56 pm

I have looked through Ken Rutterford's book 'Collecting Shotgun Cartridges'.

The terms 'Gastight' and 'Deep Shell' were used by several manufacturers. Also cartridge cases were imported, mainly from Belgium, with head-stamps that bore some resemblance to yours.

However the only one that I can find, which is identical to your head-stamp is an early Eley Brothers cartridge.

Eley Brothers have gone through numerous name changes since they were Eley Brothers but their later cartridges invariably had 'Eley' 'Nobel' 'Kynoch' or 'ICI' in some form or combination on their head-stamp.
I think your cartridge is most likely to be late 19th to early 20th Century in date.
Minelab E-Trac. XP Goldmaxx power v4. Garret carrot. Evolution spade.

User avatar
Saki
Posts: 1117
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Has thanked: 1184 times
Been thanked: 781 times

Re: Extra Deep Gas Tight

Post by Saki » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:23 pm

Wigeon wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:56 pm
I have looked through Ken Rutterford's book 'Collecting Shotgun Cartridges'....

...I think your cartridge is most likely to be late 19th to early 20th Century in date.
Wigeon, your research and your reply is very much appreciated. Thank you
Ace400i with Nel Thunder
Garrett Carrot
CScope CS2M
Wish list: MINELAB EQUINOX 800.

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation."


Post Reply

Return to “Military - Ordnance Forum”