(If you look at the very top of the shell, on most older paper shells, there should be a paper cap that displays the powder and shot type).
This may require further inspection and research by the collector to determine just what you have.
The contents of the shell is also of great importance to proper identification.
Sometimes the contents are marked, other times not.
B 40212 BROWNING AMMUNITION, 22 LONG RIFLE SOLID NOSE, 40 GRAIN. 5.00 B32827 BROWNING AMMUNITION, 22 MAGNUM NAIL DRIVERS, HOLLOW POINT. 5.00 B 40111 BROWNING AMMUNITION, 22 MAGNUM NAIL DRIVERS.
5.00 B 32945 BROWNING AMMUNITION, 22 MAGNUM NAIL DRIVERS, HOLLOW POINT. EXCELLENT EXCEPT PRICE SCRATCHED OR MARKED OFF ON TOP. 5.00 B 32829 BROWNING AMMUNITION, 22 SHORT NAIL DRIVERS.
The color of the plastic or paper hull as well as the case size and the size of the brass rim must also be taken in to consideration for identification purposes, as well as the color, size and type of primer used.
There are some Remington Model 700s that can be purchased with a detachable box magazine, which allows you to fire more ammunition.Photos and information courtesy of Randy Hedeen Here are some typical boxes from the Peters Cartridge Company, covering most of the 20th century.Although Peters was established in 1887, the scarcity of early boxes places those beyond the scope of this project which is to help date commonly encountered box types.The 700 series uses a centerfire bolt action, which contains ammunition that has the primer in the center of the cartridge case head.You will often find model 700s to have a 5, 4, or 3-round internal magazine.
For example, the "Winchester" only headstamp is used on Winchester Standard loads, Winchester Magnum Loads, Winchester Duck and Pheasant Loads and various other Winchester shot shells as well as shells loaded by many different companies.