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.50-50-500 Experimental Rimfire Cartridge F.A. I.E.P.#130
Item #: Z6543
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Z6543 .50-50-500 Experimental Rimfire Cartridge F.A.
Description: Very nice cartridge known as the experimental .50-50-500 cartridge. These were originally thought to be produced at the Frankford Arsenal for their trials in the mid-1860’s. Dean Thomas has it listed as being manufactured at the Springfield Armory in 1864-1865. This cartridge also shows up in the trays of the Philadelphia Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. It has a lead bullet with two inverted cannelures or grooves and a copper case. This one has nice chatter on the depressed head and ripples in the copper casing on one side of the case mouth. An excellent early experimental cartridge!
Headstamp: None with chatter marks
Measures: OAL 1.957” CL 1.135” RD .592” HD .516” CM .514” BDaCM .510”
Reference: "Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 2 No. 694
Reference: "The History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition” Hoyem Vol. 1 Pg. 165
Price: $350.00 UPS Shipping Required

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z6543
Your Price $350.00 USD

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