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Help identify this bullet

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pj 999, Apr 5, 2011.

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  1. pj 999

    pj 999 TS Member

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    Cleaning up reloading room and came across these old bullets/shells. Have had them for years and often wondered what they were. The bullet part is hollow wood with what looks like #8 shot,the wad is felt with paper attached to each side, there is 57 grains of very course powder and no markings at all on casings. Bottom of casing is 11/16" wide and 9/16" at bottom of base. The old shotgun shell is an old 2 1/2" 410 shell just for size comparision. Just curious. Thanks Paul
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  2. jaeger18

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    I am guessing, but it looks alot like a .450 Mauser
     
  3. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    That's start of description ... now how about case length and inside and outside neck diameter.

    Otherwise, it is just a guessing game.

    Then we can start looking it up in the old books.
     
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  5. pj 999

    pj 999 TS Member

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    Thanks to all replies. Matches the egyptian. I take it these were for nothing special just snakes, birds and anything else. Thanks again, Paul
     
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