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.58 Rimfire Cartridge, .58 CAL. Headstamp I.E.P.#120
Item #: Z5576
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Z5576 .58 Rimfire Cartridge, .58 CAL. Headstamp I.E.P.#120
Description: Nice .58 Rimfire cartridge with the hard-to-find ".58 CAL” headstamp. These were manufactured at the Springfield Armory in 1865. The official designation is .58-60-500. It has a .58 bullet weighing 500 grains with a 60-grain powder charge.

The .58 rimfire cartridges were used in the Allin Conversion Model 1865 Rifle, the Miller Model 1861 .58 Conversion Rifle, and possibly a few other conversions. This example has a pointed flat tip bullet with a copper case. Nice example that is free of dent with a small dark spot here and there.

Headstamp: Impressed ".58 / CAL.” with four tic marks.
Measures: OAL 1.689" CL 1.207" RD .704" HD .634" CM .621" BDaCM .609"
Reference: "The History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition" Hoyem Vol. 1 Pg. 158 No. RFR35B
Reference: "Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia, 1876” Lewis Pg. 21 No. 120, Pg. 51 Plate 11 – 4th Drawer No. 120, Pg. 68 Plate 45 S.



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Item # Z5576
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