Going thru my grandfather’s old box, I found two items. I had hoped to post an image along with this query but see that images cannot be directly uploaded. I will do my best to describe the items. The first is a cylindrical copper tube like affair, rounded at the top, with a small projection(less than 1/8") on the very tip. The base is moderately flaired. Overall length is 1.25" and the cylinder diameter is .355. I have no clue what it is.
The second item is a cartridge which has no headstamp, but is centerfire with a primer. The rim is .422, base.380, case length .85-.87, and the bullet is a little less than.38. What perplexes me is the bullet itself appears to be six sided, coming to a point more or less. I am wondering if this is my grandfather’s handiwork with a penknife or are there cartridges out there which fit this description. Thanks for your help. Grandpa lived in the late 1880’s. Any help uploading a picture to this site also appreciated.