Strange 9mm brass

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JeffinNZ posted this 25 September 2018

Picked up these yesterday at the range. We are a non pistol club so likely fired in an AR 9mm upper. What are they?

Cheers from New Zealand

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Danny posted this 25 September 2018

My search revealed it is made in Russia by Tula. Some controversy about it being safe to reload due to very thick walls but I have no first hand experience with it. Some further research may be necessary.

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shastaboat posted this 25 September 2018

I just trash them when I find them.  As plentiful as 9mm brass is, who needs them?

 

Because I said so!

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delmarskid posted this 25 September 2018

Wierd looking primer reaction.

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Brodie posted this 25 September 2018

Jeff,

I surmise that the strange primer reaction is due to what the case was shot in (ie. an AR upper).  The photo of the inside of the cases is interesting.  It appears that the Ruskies solved  the problem of the bullet being pushed back into the case by making a shelf for the bullet base to sit on.  I assume they could be re-loadable, if one took the very reduced case capacity into account.  The other possibility is the cases are for "marking" or paint ball type ammo for use in a service weapon.  Again the shelf is used to keep the paint pellet from being force back into the case as it is driven into the chamber from the magazine of a service weapon.  Our local Sheriff dept. uses something similar. 

B.E.Brickey

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Eutectic posted this 25 September 2018

Check them with a magnet. I found some like that and mine were brass washed steel cases.

As Shastaboat said, 9mm are so common why bother.

Steve

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JeffinNZ posted this 25 September 2018

I don’t shoot 9mm. They are in the scrap bin for cashing in. Just strange.

Cheers from New Zealand

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