Gevelots .22 tracer long rifle

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Gevelots .22 tracer long rifle

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A Very odd and old .22 long rifle ammunition that is a tracer. Crazy. It is a small manilla envelope 2.25" x 3.5". The end flap has been torn off and it still had seven rounds in the pack ( 6 cartridges left after I fired one and it traces like a firefly at night. These are .22 Long Rifle with a red tip in a nickel case Gevelot headstamp GG). The label reads:
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GEVELOT"S .22 TRACERS

See a ball of fire ZIP to the target. Test a few
on brightest day and at dusk. Fire a few into a carton
of excellsior. Incendiary: negative. Run a 1" ad in
local paper. It’s a “door opener”. They will also buy
guns, scopes, reg. ammo., etc. Only 25 distributors
carry the stock. Send your order to us and we will
pass it on to your nearest distributor.
GEORGE 30-06 DERBES
POTTSVILLE, PA.
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I think these dates to the 1960s?
Last edited by 72 usmc on Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:02 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Gevelots .22 tracer long rifle

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This is what I found link:
https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t ... ition/8763
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So, the only definite thing we can say is they are: Gevelot .22 Long Rifle Tracer rounds (BALLES TRACANTES) that were produced between 1960 and 1980.
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Apparently this was a sample pack from a store: see
https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t ... -pack/1282
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Re: Gevelots .22 tracer long rifle

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I had some .22 tracers, I think in the late 50's or early 60's. I don't remember the brand name but they were a fun novelty. I think I found them in an ad. in some gun magazine.
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