What do I have here !! looks like a .22 LR plug-in cartridge but for what?
I’M NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ENGLISH MANUFACTURED AUXILIARY CHAMBERS! THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE IT IS FOR A .22 SAVAGE HP. NOW I HAVE TO WONDER IF ELEY MANUFACTURED THEM FOR THE CALIBER .30 ARMY (30-40 KRAG). CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING SUCH A FINE SPECIMEN!!!
It’s a US made Marble’s adapter & agree it looks like it’s for the .22 Savage High-Power cartridge.
It should be stamped “MARBLE” It’s correctly called an Auxiliary Cartridge.
Mine is stamped MARBLE’S - U.S.A. No 161. It is one of the harder to find Auxiliary Cartridges. I looked for one for years and when I finally found one, it was lost (stolen) in the mail. :-( Another year of searching and I found another one
Marble apparently made a wide variety of auxiliary cartridges in at least three designs and also also a wide range of broken case extractors. A few are illustrated below.
Was MSA Co. of Gladstone Mich a outgrowth of Marble. Their items look very much the same!
All the items pictured are marked MARBLE.
Thank you all for the quick responses
Great Fede Thanksssss
Lew, Marble Safety Axe Company was the name of Marble Arms & Manufacturing Company before April 1911.