I am way out of my league here, but I am stuck on this one. I just discovered a box of cartridges sitting in a box in the closet and am now going through it and logging them into the inventory. But I don’t know much about these earlier cartridge types.
I have tentatively ID’d this as an inside primed with cup anvil and reinforced head 45-70. I believe the same type of cartridge appears HWS Vol. 1, page 197. HWS calls it a Caliber .45 Rifle Ball Cartridge. Measurements of the case length, rim diameter, case diameter, and bullet diameter all match up with HWS pretty well.
Is this cartridge what would be considered a patent ignition cartridge?
Is the ID accurate or is there something better to name it?
Has the primer on this already been snapped and is a dud or is this its normal appearance?
I am assuming it is centerfire.
Are its innards similar to the Benet primer?
For my elucidation only, what is the cartridge collector price for something like this? (I like to have some idea in case of a trade or sell and understand the caveats about cartridge values.)
Thank you for any information.