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.50-50 Maynard Carbine Cartridge (Poultney’s Patent)
Item #: Z6477
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Z6477 .50-50 Maynard Carbine Cartridge (Poultney’s Patent)
Description: Nice, .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 example is in great condition. There is very little soiling to the outer paper cover and there are a few flea bites out of the paper. There are light marker remnants on the head which can be removed if desired. The body is virtually free of large dents which is common on these. The cartridges were packed in opposite directions in the packets and tended to dent the light brass foil body due to the weight of the top cartridge. A nice Civil War cartridge!
Headstamp: None
Measures: OAL 1.654” CL 1.209” RD .766” HD .551” CM .552” BDaCM .504”
Reference: "Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 2 No. 457
Price: $110.00 UPS Shipping Required


Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z6477
Your Price $110.00 USD

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