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Military and Wartime4460 of 6923WWI U.S. Army Cavalry Trooper on Horseback RPPCAlexander Gardner "Incidents of the War' Civil War photo -- need help identifying
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    Posted 8 years ago

    papa
    (184 items)

    Got this in a junk box at a military estate sale, unknown round with no markings, looks like a primer hole in the brass, compression system, any clue what this is?

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Bullet-- exact measurements will tell more.

      scott
    2. papa papa, 8 years ago
      2 and a quarter inch long and half inch fat.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Sounds like a standard .50 cal round.

      scott
    4. papa papa, 8 years ago
      Glad to hear that it is not a high explosive incendiary 50 cal round. You never know until you ask?
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Itt's called a "boat-tail bullet". Principle gives more surface area for the propellant to act on & less "upset" as the bullet leaves the muzzle. Works well but normally too expensive to make to justify the slight increase in performance for anybody but governments using your money.

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