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Re: The 45 Caliber Round 1873

Posted by FrontierWest on Tuesday, 25 January 2011, at 1:56 p.m., in response to The 45 Caliber Round 1873, posted by Jeff on Tuesday, 25 January 2011, at 11:54 a.m.

The re-loading programs @ military forts.. based on relic information was done in the early-mid 1880's. It was much cheaper to send bulk lead, powder, caps and such and further each companies allotment for the shooting programs. I believe that they still shipped new boxed ammo, but not at the rate they had previously (1870's).

Interesting to note.. the Indians managed to re-load the Benet and Berdan (2 & 3 inner cup flashhole versions).. and even a few Martin primed casings.. along with many rimfires. They drilled out the old primer and inserted a new primer in the opening..of course having a bullet and powder in the casings. The rimfires.. they drilled a flash hole. From evidence, looks to be effective..especially when one is far away from supplies. I've been replicating relic recoveries to make them work in a modern setting.. the rimfire casings I'm a bit puzzled on what they fired them in?

John


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