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Old 04-25-2010, 04:04 AM
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I have read they are still loading 14 gauge shells in Brazil. Does anyone know if that is true? Or does anyone know of any company still producing 14 gauge?
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:32 AM
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I have never a 14 gauge shell let alone a shot gun for them, but I would be interested in see both the gun and the shells.

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Old 04-27-2010, 06:32 AM
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You can buy wads and such from Circle Fly. You can buy 14 gauge brass hulls from Gad Custom.
http://www.gadcustomcartridges.com/#shotgun

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There are at least 2 different sizes of 14ga shells out there.
One is a true 14 gauge from the black powder era and later, probably what is being loaded still in Brazil. However, I searched the web without results. In scanning my WRA material, I found they offerred loaded shells and primed empties, paper and brass, up until about 1921 for the 14ga. Primed empties were offerred longer than loaded shells. English made guns are found in these gauges. I can't recall from memory any American made 14ga guns, except one.
In the late 1950's Winchester experimented with a 14ga shell, made of aluminum, used in a Model 59 semi-automatic shotgun. It is more of a short 20ga than a true 14ga. I have an example in my collection. Although several of these guns have shown up on the market and some shells were loaded for it, the gun nor shell ever reached production status. The shells quit being made when Olin divested itself of its aluminum assets.
Here's a page scan showing the Model 59 and the shells, upper left-hand.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:27 PM
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Rocky Mountain has empty brass hulls. Around $4 each.
http://www.rockymountaincartridge.com/page7.html

If I was looking for loaded ammunition, I'd contact both Rio and Fiocchi. Neither lists 14 Gauge in their U. S. offerings, but they are both large international companies. Worth checking anyhow.

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DMC, I checked that link you posted. Did you notice those prices were valid as of Feb 2004 I'll bet those little 14ga brass shells are a bit higher today, don't you?
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Didn't notice that. That's their latest price list (on their website anyways). I would guess a phone call before any ordering might be worthwhile. (If they've actually held their prices for 6 years, hats off to 'em).

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When I bought brass hulls from RMC two years ago, 12 ga., they were $6 each. (and worth every penny.)
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