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50-70 Government

  • 13-10-2019 11:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,870 ✭✭✭ minktrapper

    I have a cartridge case here that seems to be a 50-70 Government. Has the exact same dimensions anyhow. Only no primer on the base. Did the original bullet come without a primer. There is a pronounced dimple on the base where the firing pin hit it in the centre. Approximately 1 mm wide and 1mm deep.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45

    Could be its predecessor,the Trapdoor Springfield rimfire,which was pretty unsuccessful? the 50/70 is a CF .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,870 ✭✭✭ minktrapper

    It is struck in the centre. I think some of them had some sort of detonator in the centre.