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.50-70-450 Govt. Cartridge I.E.P. #358
Item #: Z6785
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Z6785 .50-70-450 Govt. Cartridge I.E.P. #358
Description: Nicely sectioned example of a .50-70-450 Govt. cartridge. This type of cartridge was on display at the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876. This example is known as #358 of Drawer No. 8.

This specific sectioned example is an internally Benet-primed centerfire cartridge with a copper anvil. Berkley Lewis gives the following description and measurements, "Copper cup anvil; substituted for tinned iron. Held by crimps .257 from base and .214 apart. Service cartridge from August 1870 to November 1871. Frankford. O-2.268, C-1.764, R-.663, H-.564, M-.544.”

This is a nice clean example that is tough to find!

Headstamp: None
Measures: OAL 2.265” CL 1.770” RD .664” HD .565” CM .540” BDaCM .515”
Reference: "Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia” Lewis #358 Pgs. 34, 53, and 65.
Reference: "The Ordnance Department at the Philadelphia Exposition” Murphy Pg. 311
Price: $595.00 UPS Shipping Required

Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb
Item # Z6785
Your Price $595.00 USD

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