American ctge 5


#1

Identification please
jp


#2

jeanpierre:

YOUR CARTRIDGE IS INDEED A .50-70. IT WAS MANUFACTURED BY THE UNITED STATES CARTRIDGE COMPANY AND IS PRIMED WITH A TYPE II FARRINGTON PRIMER WHICH WAS PATENTED BY DE WITT C. FARRINGTON ON 17 DECEMBER 1872, U.S. PATENT NO. 133,929.


#3

Thank you!
Is is scarce with such a primer?
jp


#4

jeanpierre:

THE TYPE II FARRINGTON PRIMER IS THE ONE MOST OFTEN ENCOUNTERED. THE TYPE I IS FAR LESS COMMON. HOW SCARCE ANY PARTICULAR CARTRIDGE IS DEPENDS ON A LOT OF FACTORS. THIS CARTRIDGE, I’M SURE, IS LESS COMMON IN EUROPE THAN THE UNITED STATES. OF COURSE, MANY COMMON EUROPEAN CARTRIDGES ARE SELDOM ENCOUNTERED IN THE UNITED STATES.