Cartridge ID help


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Gunnerboy
August 15, 2013, 11:16 PM
Had a customer bring in a cast of a chamber from a rolling block rifle, here is the specs i got when i mic'd it out and i cant find anything close...
Case length 2.063
Bullet dia .477
Neck dia .502
Rim thickness .079
Base dia .671

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Jim K
August 16, 2013, 01:46 AM
I first thought either .43 Spanish or .43 Egyptian, both big users of the Remington rolling block, but neither matches very well. The closest I can come in military rounds is the 11.4mm Brazilian, originally made for their Comblain rifle. Does the customer have the rifle? If so, its markings might provide a clue.

Jim

Gunnerboy
August 16, 2013, 01:50 AM
I asked to see the rifle but its a older gentleman who lives a ways out so i am unsure of when or if he will bring in the rifle but this cast has me puzzled for sure

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