Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .50-70 in Rodman Crispin

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .50-70 in Rodman Crispin

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.347

Provenance

J. Gooding collection, purchased November 1983

Physical Description

A brass foil case with a separate brass base and iron disc rim, similar to that of the British Snider. The small copper primer is retained in a primer annulus that also acts as a retaining rivet for the rim. The conical bullet is lead, and has a flat tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength1.85in
OverallLength2.24in

Calibre

.50 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America

Notes

H.C.Logan, Cartridges.