Maynard ctges Mle 1867


#1

Two 1867 Maynard ctges with lead bullet :
From left to right :

  • a 57 cal with pointed lead bullet , L= 58 mm
  • a 64 cal with round lead bullet, L=62 mm

(the 57 bullet looks like a Morse bullet)

I am not very confident with these rounds.
What do you think ???

Thanks
JP


#2

[quote=“jean-pierre”]Two 1867 Maynard ctges with lead bullet :
From left to right :

  • a 57 cal with pointed lead bullet , L= 58 mm
  • a 64 cal with round lead bullet, L=62 mm

(the 57 bullet looks like a Morse bullet)

I am not very confident with these rounds.
What do you think ???

Thanks
JP, The cases look more like the 1865 style. The bullets are not Maynard type as you know. Case lengths of the M. 1865 .55 shot shell are; 2.270 to 2.284 range (57.6mm-58.0mm) and, that of the M.1865 .64 shot shell are; 2.423 to 2.433 range (61.5mm-61.7mm)
The 1867 model cartridges were made in .40-40 and .64 shot only and had a thick (large cap ) head.
Maynard cartridges of the rarer types have been faked so, beware!! Hope this helps you. M. Rea

JP

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#3

Hi !
Yes I mistook , I writte 1867 instead of 1865.Sorry.

I do not think the cases are fakes, but the bullet yes.
You have never seen bullets like that, haven’t you ?
Thanks
JP