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Old 10-24-2007, 11:39 AM
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What is this? Any ideas?

I found this empty casing in northeastern Wyoming. I have never seen anything like it. Anyone have a clue what it is? Diameter of the case above the rim is about .565, overall length is 1.760. Diameter of the rim is .660. There is nothing stamped on the head. Curious piece of history.....

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Old 10-24-2007, 01:48 PM
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I have a few that look very similar,i believe it is a 50-80.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:00 PM
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I was gonna say a Sharps .50-70. .512" to .514" bullet, 1 3/4" long case, .668" rim.



Custer carried a .50-70 sporting rifle when he was in Wyoming, so you can imagine it's possible that Yellowhair busted a buffalo with your cartridge.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:38 PM
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Thanks guys.....makes you wonder what this case WAS used for........great piece of history!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:21 PM
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Brian,

I assume you found that on BLM land. I am sorry but you better mail that to me and I'll see that the proper authorities get your historical find. I will furthermore not report you to the Fed's for theft of said artifact....

Oh, by the way, if you believe one once of above said "crap" you will have to be sentenced to 5 days Pd hunting and coyote calling on next said trip to my backyard ..... LOL
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:22 AM
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Scott,

Sorry, but this major historical find was on private land that was actually homesteaded by the Bruce family 4 generations ago.....;)

However, I will except my sentenced punishment next October!

Please write down my reservation...............

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