Y1165 Maynard .40-40 Cartridge (Model 1867 with Mead's Patent Explosive Bullet)
Description: Here is a scarce Model 1867 .40-40 Maynard cartridge. These cartridges have a an extra thick base that the fulminate priming cap slips over. Upon firing the internal side of the cap ignites the interior of the cartridge. This particular example has the improved explosive bullet patented by S.H. Mead Jr. on December 10, 1872. These bullets were cast with a hollow nose cavity. This allowed a .22 rimfire blank to be inserted into the nose. Upon impact, the rim would be crushed and the bullet would explode. This is quite a scarce cartridge!
Measures: OAL 2.556 CL 1.817 with primer on
Reference: The Cartridges of Edward Maynard by King & King Pg. 27
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