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Re: Original Cartridge Question
Posted by frontierwest on Friday, 16 September 2016, at 7:43 p.m., in response to Re: Original Cartridge Question, posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 16 September 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
Actually not true Dick. This was something Keogh and I have been discussing sharing researching ect. for a very long time now. A benet casing can be reloaded after firing.
1. Drill a slightly smaller primer hole in rear of casing. Press in primer, use hide glue ect. Fill with powder, insert bullet and presto! Recovery evidence from Blackfeet and Sioux and Cheyenne camps and hunting sites.
2. Drill hole in middle of casing, no cup in the benet casing, or smashed down flatter (usually taken out, or rather flew out after firing this way.. especially in a m1866 Springfield). Insert in chamber close breech. Now the breech has been modified. The firing pin removed, a nipple inserted into hole of firing pin. Percussion cap placed on.. cock hammer and bang! I meant to do some Youtube videos on these, but unfortunately I suspect a lack of interest to show how from camp recoveries they made things work. They did not know the word can't! I have tried these myself and they do indeed work. I found a large number of modified casings in an 1869 Blackfeet battle skirmish site... and knew they were not decorations in those positions.
Ike has an extensive collection of said kinds of casings. I have some.
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