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Old 03-19-2008, 07:49 AM
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Found this in a buddy's Dad's ammo rack. What caliber is it and what is the name of the cartridge? Any history there? What is it primarily used for and why is it so long?

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Old 03-19-2008, 07:49 AM
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Here is a picture of the primer.




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Old 03-19-2008, 08:28 AM
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Can you measure the diameter of the bullets??? And the total length in mm???

My first guess would be 7x57...
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:30 AM
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NC,

They are up north so I can't measure them. Wow I really thought this would be an easy one. I've never seen a cartridge with such a long tip.

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:35 AM
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If I'm not mistaken (which I often am)...The military version of the 7x57 used a 160 or 175gr bullet...Which is very long...
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:36 AM
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Iwould be willing to bet big bucks that is a clip of 6.5X52 Mannlicher-Carcano.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:38 AM
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Check out the pic on this page.


http://www.municion.org/pintes/carcano.htm
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:07 AM
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6.5x52 Carcano That is really strange. I'll have to ask his dad how those got in the pile. I bet he won't know.

Any idea why the long bullet tip? Wouldn't that make the bullets susceptible to damage during transport or in battle?

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Old 03-19-2008, 12:01 PM
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Same cartridge that killed JFK.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:57 PM
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The plot thickens. I'm going to have to ask my buddy's dad where he was on that day.

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