Z3814 .55 Maynard Stopper Case Pat. No. 26,364 December 6, 1859
Description: Here is a very nice .55 Maynard "Stopper" case. The patent for this reloadable cartridge was awarded to Dr. Edward Maynard on December 6, 1859. A leather thong was attached to the rim of the cartridge while the hook was attached to the rifle. This enabled the cartridge to be easily extracted and reloaded without being lost or damaged. This example comes from the collection of noted author Dean Thomas.
Measures: OAL 1.048"
Reference: The Cartridges of Edward Maynard by Richard King Pg. 13
Reference: Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. 2 Pg. 443
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