While out “treasure hunting” with my son, we uncovered a cartridge case that I had never seen before. It’s a spent case with L&K raised on the headstamp and double firing pin marks. I don’t have good calipers, but it is roughly 21mm tall, neck diameter roughly 11mm, rim diameter roughly 13mm. My best guess is that it’s a .44 Henry L&K. Liddle and Kaeding is the only hit I got researching the initials and there isn’t a lot of information out there for ammo with their mark. I did find one citation for a .44 Henry L&K, so at least I know it’s possible. Here is where it gets interesting… later that day, we were a little way up the hill and we uncovered a bullet. Two groove, slightly flattened from impact but the base of the bullet and the bottom groove are still round. I placed the bullet in the case and I could get it in to the end of the taper on the base of the bullet and it could be pressed in with a tool for sure. Obviously, I don’t know for sure if this bullet came from this case, but circumstantial evidence is telling me at least it’s a matching bullet and case by caliber. We live near a well-known wagon road in the gold country/Sierra foothills of California that is now a highway and have found many late-1800’s to early 1900’s cases and bases, including WRACO Repeater No. 12, Winchester No. 20 and WRACO 30 W CF. If anyone has any more insight on the bullet and case, I would really like some information. My opinion is that it’s a .44 Henry from either a Henry or Winchester 1866 rifle, but I could be way off. That’s why I’m here. I look forward to finding out what we have around here.