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.50 Crispin “Long” Rimfire Cartridge
Item #: Z5727
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Z5727 .50 Crispin "Long” Rimfire Cartridge
Description: Decent example of the .50 Crispin "Long” pattern rimfire cartridge. This cartridge was invented by Silas Crispin who was awarded Patent No. 49,237 for an improvement on priming metallic cartridges on August 8, 1865. This cartridge is still classified as a rimfire although it doesn't mirror your typical rimfire cartridge. The wide rim in the middle of the case held the fulminate. This .50 example was used in conjunction with the modified Smith carbines. This example has 6 crimps around the case mouth. There is a dent in the side of the casing which appears to be from the manufacturing process as it’s located directly below a light crimp mark between the case mouth and the rim.
Measures: OAL 1.970 CL 1.520”
Reference: "The Rimfire Cartridge in the United States & Canada" by Barber Pg. 124
Reference: "The History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition" by Hoyem Vol. 1 Pg. 167
Reference: "Cartridges: A Pictorial Digest of Small Arms Ammunition: By Logan Pg. 56
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Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z5727
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