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.45-52-290 Ernest Experimental Cartridge I.E.P.# 111
Item #: Z6807
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Z6807 .45-52-290 Ernest Experimental Cartridge I.E.P.# 111
Description: Very rare sectioned .45-52-290 Ernest experimental cartridge. This is one of several cartridges listed in the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876. This example is known as #111 of Drawer No. 4 and is probably the rarest out of the recent batch received.

Lewis has this example listed under "Rim Primed & Misc.” cartridges section two "Miscellaneous Center Primed Musket and Carbine Cartridges.” He states, "Ernest’s caliber .45 rifle, Berdan type, by Union Cartridge Company. Charge 52 grains, bullet 290 grains, paper patched. 1872 tests. Slightly bottlenecked brass case. O-2.148” R-.639, H-.518, N-.507, M-.482, B-.476.”

A very scarce example!

Headstamp: None
Measures: OAL 2.177” CL 1.554” RD .627” H .520” CM .481” BDaCM .474” with patch
Reference: "Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia, 1876” Lewis Pg. 20, Pg. 51 Plate 11, 4th Drawer, Pg. 59
Price: $825.00 UPS Shipping Required


Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb
Item # Z6807
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