Is this a real cartridge?


#1

Person was asking about this cartridge and wonders if it is real and if so what it is.

Bullet is .420
case length- .718
rim Dia. -.503.

On the side he said it looks like it says DKGOLU then some arabic looking writing.


#2

I’ve not seen it’s like before.


#3

Aaron,

My 2 cents worth: cap off an old style metal lipstick tube with a bullet stuck in the open end of the cap.

Brian


#4

“DKGOLU” almost looks like a Turkish word.


#5

It’s worth bearing in mind that they have lipsticks in Turkey too. I don’t think it’s a cartridge; the idea of a bullet plus a brass thingy of some sort seems a good possibility. Jack


#6

My money is on fake. It kind of looks like an inside out cupfire though.


#7

Swagger stick. Belonged to Gen’l Custer, I think.


#8

IS THE CASE BRASS OR GOLD? UNLESS THERE IS A REAL CARTRIDGE, IT’S NOT A FAKE CARTRIDGE.


#9

Aaron, I agree with Brian, this looks like an old lipstick brass holder and I guess that the marking could be “DK GOLD” (Dark Gold). More examples below for comparison: