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.45-80-500 Springfield Long-Range Rifle Cartridge (R/6/83/F)
Item #: Z5353
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Z5353 .45-80-500 Springfield Long-Range Rifle Cartridge (R/6/83/F)

Description: A nice single "sharpshooter" cartridge for the Trapdoor Springfield lengthened chamber long-range rifle. This cartridge is .45 caliber with 80 grains of powder and a 500 grain projectile. The case and primer are copper. This cartridge was manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal in June of 1883. I have a few of these available. The box is pictured for a reference and does not come with the cartridge. The label reads as follows:

TWENTY

RIFLE CARTRIDGES,

- 2".4 Case. 80 Grain Charge. 500 Grain Bullet. -

MANUFACTURED AT THE FRANKFORD ARSENAL.

- GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR RELOADING -

After every fire, extract primers, and wash cases in hot water: wipe them dry; lubricate body

slightly, keeping interior of shell and pocket free from grease; and in the order named, resize,

prime. (preferably by pressure,) load and crimp. After resizing, remove burrs at the mouth

with the scraper.

- PRECAUTIONS. -

Inspect all fired shells, and reject defective or doubtful ones. Resize shells after every round.

Before using, lubricate the WHOLE cartridge well, using grease or oil free from salt or acid.

Never attempt to prime a loaded shell.

Headstamp: Impressed "R / 6 / 83 / F"

Measures: OAL 3.079" 2.416"

Reference: "History of Modern US Military Small Arms Ammunition" Vol. 1 Pg.

Price: $35.00 Each UPS Shipping Required

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
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