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Re: 50/70 rounds
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 2 March 2015, at 11:34 p.m., in response to 50/70 rounds, posted by Chip on Monday, 2 March 2015, at 9:06 p.m.
The 1867 Remington Navy Cadet rolling block, made at SA, used the same short-cased .50-45 round as used in the Navy Carbine which was manufactured entirely by Remington.
ALL other .50 centerfire arms made at SA were chambered for the 1.75" .50-70 case, though the various carbines and cadet rifles used a lighter loading (.50-55) with wads. These include the trapdoors, several Remington rolling blocks, the two varieties of Sharps, and the Ward-Burton rifle and carbine.
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