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    577/450 cartridge identification

    I have a photo of three cartridges, the far left has a green band around the lead bullet, I believe this is a smokeless loading for the carbine ? any help would be appreciated.

    the middle is a 297/250 Rook

    the far right is the very early 500/450
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    Yes, carbine loading.
    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    a green band around the lead bullet
    Regards, Jim

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    The rolled case on the Rt RCS does it have an inspection window for checking the inner roll if it has this window then it is a Kynoch cartridge as only they had them.
    Heres a pic of a couple I have the Kynoch is on the Rt as you can see the inspection window.
    Pic quality is a bit sad an I-phone 4 I may get a better one with my new phones camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    the inspection window
    I remember the first one of those I saw, wondered why they had a hole...
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    Early 577/450 cartridge cases did not work out in the new Gatling guns. was the Gatling gun ever chambered for the 303 service cartridge ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    was the Gatling gun ever chambered for the 303 service cartridge ?
    Not that I have ever been able to find, closest was the .30 US Army or Kragicon. Not too much difference there...shoulder location and diameter.
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    Those cases look like someone used them to "bite down on" while suffering an amputation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASelkirk View Post
    Those cases look like someone used them to "bite down
    They made them with a wrap method where they crunched the case around the load and bullet complete. I'd have like to see their machines.
    Regards, Jim

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    Bit like roll your own cigarette......

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