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Old 04-09-2009, 07:29 AM
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[align=left]When did they first start using center fire primers?[/align][align=left]I'm trying to identify a cartridge I found yesterday. It is 1/2" in diameter(.50 cal?), 1 3/4" long, it is rimmed, there is a center fire primer,and there is NO stamped ID on the bottom.[/align][align=left]I'm trying to add some pictures.[/align]


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Old 04-09-2009, 09:45 AM
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I'm guessing 50/70. It was the first cartridge adopted by the army after the Civil War. It pre-dated the 45/70. Surplus military rifles were available to civilians after the gov't switched calibers.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:40 PM
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ORIGINAL: Wingbone

I'm guessing 50/70. It was the first cartridge adopted by the army after the Civil War. It pre-dated the 45/70. Surplus military rifles were available to civilians after the gov't switched calibers.
I agree. 50/70, or a close relative thereof.......... It was used in the trapdoor Springfield that immediately preceded the 45/70 of the same basic design. If I am not mistaken, the cases were of copper, rather than brass...
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These guys are good, here are some pics.



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Old 04-10-2009, 03:20 PM
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Thanks all . . . I've done a lot of Googleing on this cart. Interesting stuff.

I wish it could talk!
I found it not 12 miles from Ft. Laramie,WY . . . it was an Army Cavalryoutpost in the 1800's.
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