45-70 mki


#1

I have a WCC 45-70 MKI -1943- carridge which should be a line thrower but it has been necked down and loaded with a 9.59mm (.3775") lead bullet what do I have? thanks


#2

The .45-70 line throwing cartridges (both Mark I and the later M32) use conventional spec .45-70 cases, and fairly large quantities have reached the surplus market, and are prime candidates for reloaders who need a .45-70 parent case for conversion to some obsolete caliber.

I am certain that this is not a factory loading.

John S.
Always looking for information on line throwing cartridges, guns and projectiles- artillery, mortar, rifle, pistol or rocket types.


#3

Vic, can you post pictures and dimensions? Then maybe we can find out which wildcat is this.


#4

The case is the original length 54.45 mm the bullet diameter is 9.49 mm the shoulder is started 33.12 mm from base


thanks vic


#5

Vic, thanks, the case was used to form a .38-56 W.C.F., a quite common conversion for owners of rifles in this obsolete caliber. Regards, Fede.


#6

Fede you got it right on, compared it to a known 38-56 and they match up almost perfect except for a little thicker base. Thanks Vic