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    Created and Edited By

    Roger E. Huegel

    2013

    South Africa

    Map and flag from Wikipedia.org

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    .The Republic of South Africa, located at the southern tip of the African continent has an area of 471,443 Sq. miles. It has a population of 51.7 million people. Capital is Cape Town. Major industries are Diamonds, fruit and vegetables, copper, iron and steel are exported. The Republic of South Africa was es- tablished on May 31, 1961 after years as part of the British Empire. RMC, in Philippi near Cape Town, started producing .22s in 1966. .22 production came to an end in 2005 be- cause of a fire at the Swartklip factory in 2002 Because the factory was in a residential area they expedited the closing.

    INTRODUCTION

    This is NOT a Dunn remake It is an original document based on the

    three publications listed in the Bibliography

    IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (ELEY KYNOCH). This British manufacturer produced boxes for export to south Africa with special packaging for their markets. The boxes were in both English and Afrikaans. These may have been produced while South Africa was still part of the British Empire before 1961.

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY (RMC). RMC started producing .22 ammo in 1966.. All their boxes were in both English and Afrikaans. In 1971 they were bought out by Amscor and renamed Swartklip Products.

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS. The RMC company was bought by Amscor in 1971 and their name was changed to Swartklip after a black rock in the area.

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    THANKS Special thanks to the following collectors for helping me with this pro-

    ject by supplying me with box images and sharing their knowledge. Pre- sented in alphabetical order.

    HEADSTAMPS (h/s)

    Headstamp drawings courtesy George Kass's Headstamp Guide.

    2-38 M-10 RMC

    RM-2

    SP-3

    SP-10 E IC-2

    Polaris

    BIBLIOGRAPHY .22 Boxes of the World, by Tony Dunn Some notes on South African .22RF boxes, by Anton W. Bredell .22 Rimfire Ammunition in South Africa, by A.J. Van Wyk

    B C

    D C

    G D

    P G

    J -P G

    J H

    R M

    D N

    W R

    C S

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    ICI-1

    IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

    LR-1

    Reversed Side

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    ICI-1

    IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

    These boxes were manufactured by Imperial Chemical Industries and imported into South Africa prior to 1966. The only indication that they were produced fro South Africa is the bilingual printing in both English and Afrikaans. The end flaps show a rabbit and a deer. In later boxes the deer has been replaced by a rabbit as on the later Eley boxes.

    LR-1 .22 LONG RIFLE (HIGH VELOCITY)."ICI" . Red and black box with yellow printing. One-piece box with end flaps. No product; code. Contents are unknown. ICI h/s.

    Old Style

    Newer Style

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    RMC-1

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING Co. Man with Rifle

    S-1

    S-2

    LR-1

    LR-2 R*M

    *C

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    RMC-1

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING Co. Man with Rifle

    S-1 .22 SHORT (HIGH VELOCITY).

    LR-1 .22 LONG RIFLE (HIGH VELOCITY).

    S-1 .22 SHORT (STANDARD VELOCITY).

    LR-2 22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY)

    The second issue was the same design only a green box with red, black and white print ing. Targets on the side panels in standard velocity. "RM-2" h/s.

    1966

    The first issue was a red, box with blue design and black and white printing. A man with a rifle is pictured, on the top. These were available only in Long Rifle and Short and only in high velocity "RMC" h/s

    All RMC boxes were bilingual in Afrikaans and English

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    RMC-2

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING Co. Cadet Boxes

    LR-1

    LR-2

    R*M

    *C

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    RMC-2

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING Co. Cadet Boxes

    In 1983 RMC produced boxes for school cadets, the military and the police. They were made in different shades of colors and a single bar. Later these were produced by SP with just the name changed.

    LR-1 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). Yellow box with green bar. White and green printing.

    LR-2 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). .22 LONG RIFLE. (STANDARD VELOCITY). Yellow-brown box with white, black ad yellow printing. Large, one-piece box with end flaps. No product code.. "SP-3" h/s on a brass case. Lead bullet.

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    RMC-3

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING Co. RMC-"Gold on Left" Series

    LR-1

    LR-2

    LR-3

    NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

    LR-4 R*M

    *C

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    RMC-3

    RONDEN MANUFACTURING Co. RMC-"Gold on Left" Series

    RMC changed to a gold colored panel on the left side of the box with different colors on the right side to indicate different loadings. The logo is now an RMC in a circle. "RM-2" headstamp.

    LR-1 .22 LONG RIFLE (HIGH VELOCITY). Right side of box is maroon.

    LR-2 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). Right side of box is dark green.

    LR-3 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). "PISTOL MATCH". Right side of box is blue.

    LR-4 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). "TRUE SHOT". Right side of box is blue.

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    SP-1

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS SP-"Beige on Left" Series

    S-1

    S-2

    S-3

    S-4 Sw

    artklip Products

    NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

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    SP-1

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS SP-"Beige on Left" Series

    In September of 1971 Amscor purchased RMC and renamed it Swartklip.

    Same as the "RMC-Gold on Left "boxes except the change to the SP in a circle logo and the "SP-3" headstamp. In 1973 the range was changed to kilometers but older boxes will be in miles. Gold now described as beige.

    Early boxes had a dot in front of the 22 on top. Later boxes did not have the dot.

    S-1 .22 SHORT (HIGH VELOCITY). Beige on left, Magenta on right .

    S-2 .22 SHORT (STANDARD VELOCITY). Orange on left, blue-black on right . "SP-2" h/s.

    S-3 .22 SHORT (STANDARD VELOCITY). Beige on left, blue on right .

    S-4 .22 SHORT (STANDARD VELOCITY). Same as S-3 but has dot in front of 22.

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    SP-1

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS SP-"Beige on Left" Series

    LR-1

    LR-2

    Sw artklip Products

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    SP-1

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS SP-"Beige on Left" Series

    LR-1 .22 LONG RIFLE (HIGH VELOCITY). Right side of box is maroon. White dot to left of 22. “SP-3” h/s on brass case. Solid bullet with 1K.

    LR-2 .22 LONG RIFLE (HIGH VELOCITY). Right side of box is listed as being magenta.

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    SP-1

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS SP-"Beige on Left" Series

    LR-5

    LR-4

    LR-3.5

    LR-3

    Sw artklip Products

    NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

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    SP-1

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS SP-"Beige on Left" Series

    LR-3 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). Right side of box is blue. “SP-3” h/s on brass case. Solid bullet with 1K.

    LR-3.5 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). Color variation of LR-3.

    LR-4 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). Same as LR-3 but has dot in front of 22.

    LR-5 .22 LONG RIFLE (STANDARD VELOCITY). "TRU SHOT" Right side of box is blue with gold "TRU SHOT" sticker..

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    SP-2

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS "Large Wreath"

    S-1

    S-2

    Sw

    artklip Products

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    SP-2

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS "Large Wreath"

    S-1 .22 SHORT (HIGH VELOCITY). Brown box with orange-gold and white printing. "SP-3" h/s on a brass case.. Early boxes had a white dot in front of the 22.

    S-2 .22 SHORT (HIGH VELOCITY). Brown box with orange-gold and white printing. "SP-3" h/s on a brass case.. No white dot in front of the 22.

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    SP-3

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS Cadet Boxes

    LR-1

    Sw

    artklip Products

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    SP-3

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS Cadet Boxes

    In 1983 RMC produced boxes for school cadets, the military and the police. They were made in different shades of colors and a single bar. Later these were produced by SP with just the name changed.

    LR-1 .22 LONG RIFLE. (STANDARD VELOCITY). Yellow-brown box with white, black ad yellow printing. Large, one-piece box with end flaps. No product code.. "SP-3" h/s on a brass case. Lead bullet.

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    SP-4

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS "Four Bars"

    S-3

    S-1

    S-2

    Sw artklip Products

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    SP-4

    SWARTKLIP PRODUCTS "Four Bars"

    In 1983 Swartklip changed to a white box with four colored bars. The headstamps are now a stylized "S" (SP-10 h/s). Long Rifle in now in Afriikaans "Lank, Geweer" The large "S" on the box top can range