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Re: Original Cartridge Question

Posted by frontierwest on Tuesday, 13 September 2016, at 1:00 a.m., in response to Re: Original Cartridge Question, posted by Don Harpold on Monday, 12 September 2016, at 8:00 p.m.

yes, and I guess that would be a question for Keogh. Attached.. meaning remnant of leather thong inside casing.. perhaps I would suppose they just cut it off. Tossed the casing. Again I myself do not have any exactly like that. Keogh (Ike), care to expand on this? I have seen others recovered from Indian camps, and I may be mistaken, but I believe some from the LBH too.

I have others that makes one go hmmmm.

One interesting rifle (a model 1868) a rancher had found supposedly "near" a site I was hunting.. The casings on site were all from model 1866 Springfields, however his had a casing/cartridge stuck in the breech of a boxer primed 50/70 (looks like it was an American center fire version); stuck so bad that the breechblock snapped off trying to extract the cartridge. Since it was a visual find, the breech block was not looked for or recovered, but the gun sits atop their fireplace. But as far as it being from the battle site I was searching (Apr. 7, 1869), I'd say not associated with that at all. Now that in my opinion was one stuck cartridge!

John


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