Following up on my recent .45-80 question, I’ll ask a few more:
(1) As regards the abortive Berdan-priming experiment of 1877, I have an (empty) April box - and am aware of others - plus one R F 4 77 specimen.
Apparently, a few loose R F 3 77 rounds are known, but is anyone aware of a March box, filled or otherwise?
(2) As regards the Morse design of 1886/1887, I know that at least some of the preliminary loadings were HS “Model 86”. What is the currently-known span of “production” headstamps?
I presently have a full sealed box, and about a dozen loose rounds from F 10 86 through F 2 87. Were regular cartridges loaded with any of the same dates? All of my specimens have copper primers, so
are supposedly reloads - anyone have any Morse rounds with “silver-colored” (tinned?) primers?
Thanks in advance.