US rimfire cartridges - help with identification?


#1

I’ve got a small lot of old rim fire cartridges that I believe are all from the US. I don’t collect rimfire cartridges and I’m planning to trade the lot to a local collector for some other items. I’d like to identify each cartridge so I can get an idea of the trade value.

There are 15 cartridges in this lot and I’ve measured the OAL and diameter at the mouth of the case. Dimensions are in inches.

  1. OAL=2.42, dia=.538, no headstamp, .50-70 Benet?
  2. OAL=1.233, dia=.533, no headstamp, ??? Benet primed
  3. OAL=2.202, dia=.434, “H” headstamp, ???
  4. OAL=2.213, dia=.434, “H” headstamp, ???
  5. OAL=2.197, dia=.437, “X” with dots headstamp, ???

headstamps of 3) and 4)


headstamp of 5)

Next group…

  1. OAL=1.644, dia=.533, “U” headstamp, ???
  2. OAL=1.145, dia=.438, “U” headstamp, ???
  3. OAL=1.343, dia=.375, “H” headstamp, ???
  4. OAL=1.364, dia=.377, “US” headstamp, ???
  5. OAL=1.197, dia=.377, “US” headstamp, ???
  6. OAL=1.180, dia=.377, “U” headstamp, ???

headstamps 6) & 7)

headstamps 8) & 9)

headstamps 10) & 11)

Final group…

12)&13) OAL=.896, dia=.405, “U” headstamp, ???
14) OAL=1.22, dia=.315, “H” headstamp, ???
15) OAL=.882, dia=.278, “<>” headstamp, ???

headstamps 12) &13)

headstamps 14) & 15)


#2
  1. OAL=2.42, dia=.538, no headstamp, .50-70 Benet? Correct
  2. OAL=1.233, dia=.533, no headstamp, ??? Benet primed .50 Army Pistol, centerfire
  3. OAL=2.202, dia=.434, “H” headstamp, ??? 10.4x38R AKA .41 Swiss Rimfire by Winchester
  4. OAL=2.213, dia=.434, “H” headstamp, ??? 10.4x38R AKA .41 Swiss Rimfire by Winchester
  5. OAL=2.197, dia=.437, “X” with dots headstamp, ???10.4x38R AKA .41 Swiss Rimfire Swiss Manufacture

All Winchester rimfire products are headstamped with “H” in honor of B. Tyler Henry.


#3

As you stated #1 and 2 are Benet inside primed.

  1. 50/70 Benet primed
  2. .50 Remington Pistol Benet primed

Numbers 3 to 15 are rimfires

3 & 4) 41 Swiss, Winchester
5) 41 Swiss, Swiss manufacture (missing paper patch)
6) 56/52 Spencer, Rem/UMC
7) 44 Short, Rem/UMC
8) 38 Long, Winchester
9) 38 Long, US Cart. Co.
10) 38 Short, US Cart Co
11) 38 Short, Winchester
12-13) 41 Short, Rem/UMC
14) 32 Long, Winchester
15) 25 Stevens Short, Western Cart.Co.


#4

Thanks!! Are any of them uncommon?