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Offline Amy Weber

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MPD Headstamp
« on: August 02, 2010, 04:32:45 PM »
I came across this headstamp while working a case (for the headstamp guide):

MPD (manufactured for Memphis P.D. by Starline Brass (CA))

Starline Brass Contact Info:
(p) 660-827-6640

This headstamp and info is in CartWinPro.  As a side note, I contacted the folks at Starline to confirm the headstamp and they were very helpful and prompt!
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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 05:05:44 PM »
Thanks for submitting the headstamp Amy.  The headstamp has been added to the AFTE Headstamp Guide at the link below.

www.afte.org/ExamResources/gallery2/v/Headstamp-Gallery/Letters_001/M/MPD+38+Spl.jpg.html

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Offline Bob Kennington

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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 08:16:54 PM »
IIRC, Starline would stamp any headstamp you wanted: the minimum may have been as few as 5000 cartridge cases.

Their own line appeared as a star—a line—followed by another star on the headstamp. As follows:  *—* 

I thought of producing a bunch of "38 KENNINGTON" cartridge cases, but due to the excess in letters, potential forensic identifications would suffer. :( 

By selecting a rare caliber for the cartridge case, someone like Shem or Hart has a good shot at several minutes of fame at the AFTE Headstamp Guide!  :D

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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 07:48:46 AM »
Bob,

Thanks for the suggestion.  I was trying to come up with a name for my 500 S&W necked down to .17.  Muzzle velocity is prety good, but I'm trying to extend barrel life beyond one round.
If you, I and Shem collaborate on a cartridge, do we call it the "3Bob?"

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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 03:36:47 PM »
The rest of the story is this headstamp dates back to the late 1980's. The cases were loaded by Zero Bullet Co., in Alabama for Memphis Police Department. Information from CENTERFIRE HEADSTAMP GUIDE CD Rom. George Kass
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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 06:25:36 PM »
Wow  :-\

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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 08:48:58 AM »

If you, I and Shem collaborate on a cartridge, do we call it the "3Bob?"

I'm thinking it can be called the "HartKennShem Bob" or HKSB as the headstamp.
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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 11:44:39 AM »
I'd love to have a 20 gauge headstamp that says "DED DUK".  I'd shoot those just to leave the empty shells all over the marsh.  :laugh:
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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 12:11:36 PM »
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If you, I and Shem collaborate on a cartridge, do we call it the "3Bob?"

How about "Several Old Bobs" or "SOBs"?
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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 02:31:08 PM »
This dedicated to you Bob!
 ;D

(Starline brass, sold for reloading)

Greetings

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« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 02:37:28 PM by Axel Manthei »

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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 07:05:47 AM »
 :o AWWW-RIGHT!  ;)

But just had a thought: suppose that appeared as fired brass on a crime scene.

 :police: Authorities would know who did the shooting! ???

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Re: MPD Headstamp
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 08:24:29 AM »
:o AWWW-RIGHT!  ;)

But just had a thought: suppose that appeared as fired brass on a crime scene.

 :police: Authorities would know who did the shooting! ???

Bob, that wouldn't necessarily point the authorities in the right direction.

However, if the headstamp was the acronym for Bob Is The Criminal Here, that would be a different story.  (Sorry, I am resisting the urge to post the actual headstamp here.)  It would still be misleading to authorities, tho).    ???

By the way...IT's FRIDAY!!!!!!!   :clap:
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