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.50 Gallager Carbine Cartridge, Poultney’s Patent
Item #: Z6573
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Z6573 .50 Gallager Carbine Cartridge, Poultney’s Patent
Description: Nice example of the .50 Gallager carbine cartridge manufactured under Poultney's Patent No. 40,988 dated December 15, 1863. This Civil War cartridge uses a .50 Smith Carbine projectile wrapped in a thin sheet of brass that is covered in paper. The idea was that once fired, the brass foil would expand creating a gas check in the breech of the gun. Nice example with a lightly oxidized bullet and lightly soiled case on one side near the seam. The case has a few small dents which are common due to the thin brass used. A nice Civil War Gallager cartridge!
Measures: D .546” OAL 2.062”
Reference: "Round Ball to Rimfire” Vol. 2 No. 432 (Straight Seam)
Price: $40.00 UPS Shipping Required

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z6573
Your Price $40.00 USD

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