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.54 Burnside Carbine Cartridge with Foster's Patented "Swell"
Item #: Z4420
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Z4420 .54 Burnside Carbine Cartridge with Foster's Patented "Swell"

Description: Here is a nice example of a Civil War .54 Burnside carbine cartridge. This cartridge design was patented by George Foster on April 10, 1860 and is listed under the patent #27,791. The "swell" around the case mouth held lubricant rather than the typical grooves. The swell on this example has a couple of very small dents which is quite common on these cartridges due to the way they were stacked in the paper packet.

Headstamp: None

Measures: OAL 2.373"

Reference: Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. 2 Pg. 22 No. 368-369

Price: $65.00 UPS Shipping Required

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z4420
Your Price $65.00 USD

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