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.50-70-450 Govt. Cartridge, Frankford Arsenal
Item #: Z5939
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Z5939 .50-70-450 Govt. Cartridge, Frankford Arsenal
Description: Very nice .50-70-450 cartridge right out of a box dated May 1873. These cartridges were used in conjunction with the M1866 Trapdoor Springfields chambered in .50-70. These are Benet-primed cartridges which are internally primed, centerfire cartridges. The indents on the side of the copper case hold the shallow copper cup measure .200” from the base and are .200” apart. According to Berkley Lewis, this is the final service cartridge for the .50-70 Trapdoor. This style was manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal between January 1872 and December of 1873. The cartridge has a .50 caliber bullet weighing 450 grains with 70 grains of black powder. A must have cartridge for any Indian War cartridge collection! I have included a picture of the box that these came in which is not included.
Headstamp: None
Measures: OAL 2.250” CL 1.764” RD .661” HD .563” CM.531” BD .503”
Reference: "Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition Philadelphia, 1876” by Berkley Lewis Pg. 41 No. 450
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