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.38 Long Rimfire Cartridge (Mead's Patent Explosive Tip Bullet)
Item #: Z3140
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Z3140 .38 Long Rimfire Cartridge (Mead's Patent Explosive Tip Bullet)

Description: Very nice cartridge with a .22 blank inserted into the nose of the projectile. This particular example has the improved explosive bullet patented by S.H. Mead Jr. on December 10, 1872. These bullets were cast with a hollow nose cavity. This allowed a .22 rimfire blank to be inserted into the nose. Upon impact, the rim would be crushed and the bullet would explode. This is quite a scarce cartridge!

Measures: OAL 1.279" CL .876"

Reference: The American Cartridge by Charles R. Suydam Pgs. 87-88 No. 6

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z3140
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