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.50-50 Maynard Carbine Cartridge (Poultney’s Patent)
Item #: Z5609
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Z5609 .50-50 Maynard Carbine Cartridge (Poultney’s Patent)
Description: Here is an excellent .50 Maynard cartridge produced by Thomas Poultney of Baltimore Maryland for the .50 2nd Model Maynard Carbine. The patent was 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 pretty clean and has a few small dents on the body which is common due to the thinly rolled brass used during the manufacturing process.
Headstamp: None
Measures: D .557” OAL 1.678” CL 1.207”
Reference: "Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 2 Pg. 172 No. 457


Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z5609
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