The following .50-70 “blank” & box were discussed (with no consensus as to maker and intended end use) at a recent KCCA meeting and I was asked to place it here on the Forum in hopes someone can provide some information.
The blank cartridge & headstamp
Cartridge and associated box (the box & partial label are in poor condition)
Box top label as a high contrast image
The applied over label appears to read " …GH GRADE FLASH BLANKS"
At the bottom right of the over label there is a partial date which I interpret to read " May 27 ?? "
OAL = 2.55"
CS length = 1.775"
Diameter of the wood bullet = .525", length of exposed wood bullet is .755"
All measurements are with a slide caliper as my dial caliper is caput.
So can anyone shed some light on this unusual blank?
Any information, discussion, corrections are most welcomed.