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GoDtattoo 01-07-2011 06:09 PM

ID this round?
 
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Wondering if anyone can help me ID this round? It has a U stamp on it. Appears to be rimfire, and around .50. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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c3shooter 01-07-2011 06:15 PM

POSSIBLY cal .50 Remington pistol, U is for Union Metallic cartridge Co, made 1865-1910. If so, case length is about .875, 290 gr bullet over 32 gr of black powder. The US military used a single shot, rolling block pistol in that cal.

GoDtattoo 01-07-2011 06:21 PM

Thank you. Trying to find some other pics to compare it to. It was turned in to the local police dept during a buyback program, and I wasn't sure how old or unique it may be.

powg 01-13-2011 04:11 AM

old cartridge .
 
interesting ....ive seen the .41 rimfire ..didnt know about the .50 was it used in the navy rifles?

c3shooter 01-13-2011 09:30 AM

There have been 50 rifle and carbine rimfire ammo from the 1800s, but this one seems to be for the rolling block PISTOL. Bigazzed single shot.


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