Wierd .45-70 Govt case/hstp


#1

I got a new 45-70 round for the collection and when I got home noticed that the case appears to be turned (lathed) brass and the hstp is done as if with a punch. It does not follow the curve of the rim and is straight across the head. Hstp is “SPANZ” above the primer and “45-70” below it. Has anyone else come across any of these before? Was/is it common for cases to be turned? Any ideas on hstp?

Three questions in one. I know its a big ask but I’m confident that the forum will come through

Nick


#2

South Pacific Ammo New Zealand
also known in .577 Snider, and also turned case.
Think these were from the 1950’s. but may be wrong about that


#3

falcon5nz–Could you post a picture of the headstamp for reference purposes now that Pete has identified it?


#4

Ron- I will ask one of my workmates to photograph it for me. I will however have to email it to you for posting if thats ok.
Is this a rare hstp?

Nick


#5

Nick-I don’t know if it is rare or not, but I have been collecting .45-70 for a few years and I had never heard of it, so, I assume it is not common.

I will be glad to post it for you. Just click on “email” below.