Could someone please tell me the bullet weights the Frankford Arsenal used when they made 30-40 Krag military cartridges in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s? Thanks!
The usual load used a nominally 220 grain round nose jacketed bullet.
I know they made a 220 grain, purchased one yesterday that had a smaller one.??? Thanks John!
Photo of 3 cartridges I bought yesterday. Top h/s is F 5 02 middle and bottom are F A 8 05 Note the cannelure on top cartridge. ???
The marks in the bullet ahead of the cannelure suggests to me that someone pulled the bullet out a bit with something other than an inertia puller.
Could very well be.
The bottom two bullets appear to be Cole type 220 gr., made without a cannelure. The lower of the pair has had its bullet driven in a tad too far. The upper bullet is of the early type, with cannelure, and a slightly blunter nose. It is loaded too far out. Jack