I thought I would post this FYI.
I had a spare 6.35x48 Duplex US Experimental (a.k.a. 25 Winchester) that I thought would look neat with my other sectioned cartridges so i put it in my bullet puller, whacked it a couple of times, and guess what popped out?
A bullet. But only one.
It appears that someone had painted the tip green thereby making a fake Duplex from a Simplex. The tip color and size are perfect so there was no way to know.
I’ve had this cartridge for a long time and couldn’t even come close to remembering who I got it from.
Interesting (to me) is that the two cartridges (Simplex & Duplex) are available from more than one source and the value is about the same.
So why did somebody go thru the trouble? I dunno. But be aware.
BTW, I also pulled bullets on a couple of other 6.35x48 cartridges and examined and recorded info on the guts. If anyone is interested I’d be happy to share it with you.
The 53mm cartridges are next.