Here is an ad from The Rifle magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8 (Dec. 1886) for the .45-70-440 Oakland Special cartridge. This load was listed by U.S.C.Co. until at least 1891, probably longer. My next catalog is 1924 and it is not listed there. Anybody know the history behind this load? How an you tell it from the 405 gr. load. There should be an overall cartridge weight difference. Anybody have the loaded weight of one of these “Oakland Special” cartridges?