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    Unusual shotgun cartridges

    Hi all, in my cartridge collection I have the following 12G cartridges.

    A yellow all plastic Falcon brand shell

    A green plastic shell with what appears to be a green plastic ring surrounding the primer with around its circumference the words ‘Gordon 12 System 12’ etched into the plastic.

    Anybody know of either of these and can shed some info on them?
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    Found out a little about the Gordon System - meant to reduce recoil but expensive ammo.
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    some from my collection..[ATTACH]184578[/ATTACH
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    when you come into see me next time...remind me to give you a few for the collection...I have one or 40 different loadings.... .410-8guage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    when you come into see me next time...remind me to give you a few for the collection...I have one or 40 different loadings.... .410-8guage
    That sounds great @Micky Duck - not sure when I’ll next be up your way but I’ll definitely call in.
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    @hamsav - will you take $1:10 for that box of slugs?
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    Some more from my collection: none of the first lot are "shotshells" in that they don't contain shot. They are Special Purpose shotgun cartridges: blanks/flares/mortar primary/grenade launching/barrel cleaning/seismic exploration/kiln cleaning/harpoon gun/whale marking rounds. The second lot includes every gauge of shotshell from 6mm to 4 gauge.
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    I take it 4gauge is the huge one bottom left.
    Is that what they used in Punt Guns? By that I mean the large , long guns used on the long row boat for waterfowling.

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    Be aware they used 4 bores in the old days for dangerous game in Africa. Possibly even 2 gauge

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    Nar the punt gun is the gold in colour, far left. Then there’s three four bore rounds green copper and red in colour.
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    any 14 gauge amoungst that lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Nar the punt gun is the gold in colour, far left. Then there’s three four bore rounds green copper and red in colour.
    Yeah, what he said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteforskeet View Post
    any 14 gauge amoungst that lot?
    Yep, in the second row from left of 10 cartridges. the lower 2 are 14 gauge.

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    Is this of any interest to anyone wanting to add to their collection, appears to be full of polystyrene balls?

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    Here are a few from Scandinavia

    Two 16 gauge, 14 gauge and 24 gauge
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