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.42 Cupfire Cartridge for Plant’s “Army” Revolver
Item #: Z5356
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Z5356 .42 Cupfire Cartridge for Plant’s "Army” Revolver

Description: Nice cartridge for use with the .42 Plant Manufacturing Company front-loading revolver. These cartridges were originally patented by Willard C. Ellis and John N. White on July 12, 1859, as Patent No. 24,726. The edge of the cup held the fulminate much like the rim of a rimfire. This allowed Ellis and White to circumvent the Rollin White and Smith & Wesson patents. This cartridge is in nice shape with some spotting on the copper casing. There is a single crimp mark around the cartridge at the base of the projectile and there is still some lubricant surrounding the nose of the projectile. The original box label would read as follows:

FIFTY NO. 42
PATENT WATERPROOF

METALLIC CARTRIDGES,

Manufactured expressly for

REYNOLDS, PLANTS & HOTCHKISS’

"PATENT REVOLVER,”

Made by Plants Manufacturing Co., New Haven, Conn. and for sale by

MERWIN & BRAY, NEW YORK.

Patent issued July 12th, 1859 and re-issued July 21st, 1863.
Headstamp: None
Measures: D .409” OAL 1.114”

Reference: Round Ball to Rimfire Vol. 3 No. 983-984

Price: $40.00 UPS Shipping Required
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z5356
Your Price $40.00 USD

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