Gun auction buy


I was at a gun auction and there were some lots of ammo for sale. The ammo was in plastic boxes and sealed in a taped plastis bag so couldn’t be inspected. This lot of 16-rnds. .46-Ballard perc. cought my I so I picked them up. Very disappointed when I finally opened the box but one sits in my collection anyway. Is there such a cartridge?? Also bought a lot of 30 rounds 40/70 Sharps with nice 45-70 Govt. headstamps.


Most Ballards made 1865-70 were dual ignition percussion/RF. Looks like lathe turned cases so the Ballard could be used as a Prcussion BL.