Z4368 Maynard .50-50 Foil & Paper Cartridge (Poultney's Patent)
Here is an excellent cartridge produced by Thomas Poultney of Baltimore
Maryland. The patent was actually held by Thomas Rodman and Silas
Crispin. It was assigned to Thomas Poultney for the manufacturing of
these cartridges. The specific patent number is 40,988, dated December
15, 1863. This cartridge is known to collectors as the foil and paper
cartridge. The wall of the cartridge is made of very thin sheet metal
and is covered in paper. The idea behind this cartridge was to allow the
casing to expand when firing in order to create a gas check. This
cartridge is very clean and has a few small dents on the body which is
common due to the materials used during the manufacturing process. The picture of the cartridge packet top does not come with this cartridge and is for display purposes only.
Measures: OAL 1.653" CL 1.210"
Reference: The Cartridges of Edward Maynard by King & King Pg. 21
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