Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .45-70 in Benet

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .45-70 in Benet

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XX.412

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased 1983.

Physical Description

A straight, rimmed copper case with two deep crimps in case wall above rim. Bullet is conical lead.This is an early centrefire with Benet type primer

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5 in
CaseLength2.1 in
OverallLength2.58 in

Calibre

.45 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America

Notes

For use in converted muskets (Springfield etc) Refer H.Logan Cartridges P85/97 and C.V.Hamilton U.S Centrfire Cartridges, p19.