.50-55-430 Carbine Cartridge, M1870 Carbine I.E.P.#452
Item #: Z6999
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Z6999 .50-55-430 Carbine Cartridge, M1870 Carbine I.E.P.#452
Description: Nice example of the .50-55-430 carbine cartridge manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal. It has a 430-grain .50 bullet with 55-grains of powder and is an internally Benet-primed centerfire cartridge. These were used with the .50 Model 1870 carbines. It has a copper cup that is held in place with two crimps that measure .200 apart and .206 up from the base. It has a round nose lead bullet with a copper case that is cylindrically throated towards the top. These were manufactured from January 1872 - August 1873. To see a sectioned example, please refer to the reference below No. 452. Nice example of an early Indian War carbine cartridge.
Measures: OAL 2.160” CL 1.767” RD .660” HD .565” CM .527” BDaCM .496”
Reference: "Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia, 1876” Lewis Pg. 41 No. 452, Pg. 54 Plate 17 – 10th Drawer No. 452, Pg. 67 C.
Item # Z6999
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