450/400 2 3/8" blank


#1

Who made and what was the exact use for the following cartridge I have. Its a 450/400 2 3/8 inch Blank. Gold plastic or laquered paper topwad with a peice of round paper covering the rimface. Paper has the number 2 on it.
Thank you,
Bob R.


#2

Bob-- Are you sure it is a .450/.400 Blank and not a 11.15 x 61 R Jarmann. I have a round similiar to what you describe, except mine has 1.8 on the pasted on paper and is a 11.15 x 61 R JARMANN HARPOON BLANK. Yours might be a line throwing blank, also.


#3

Ron
Your close I believe. Looked in my Cartridge Cases book and it is a 10.15 x 61R Jarmann ( SAA 7000). Very close if not almost identical to 450/400 2 3/8" (SAA 6975) and 10.75 x 60.5R LV 2 Hunting ( SAA 6980).
Do you know what the number on the paper corelates to? How does one date these?
Thanks,
Bob R.


#4

Bob–I think the number is the load strength for use with harpoons for different size animimals or for distance. I’m not sure on the date, but I have had mine since about 1980. I would need to dig it out, but I think mine is a shortened 11.5 not 10.5 Jarmann. Have not compared the head and body diminisions for the two. They are probably the same, only the bullet size being different.