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FRANKFORD ARSENAL INTERNALLY PRIMED .45/70 CARTRIDGES - CARBINE AND RIFLE - HEADSTAMPED "C" AND "R":  These internally primed .45/70 cartridges were manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal and have clear, legible headstamps in the F R or C Month Year format.  These very nice early Indian War era cartridges will add significantly when displayed in a Prairie Belt, Woven Mills Belt, or a Cartridge Box in your collection.  As with all of the early ammunition, these internally primed cartridges have begun to disappear from the market and are increasingly difficult to find. 

I have the following internally primed headstamped cartridges in stock, and each is listed and priced individually below with accompanying photographs.

 

No. 1  FRANKFORD ARSENAL INTERNALLY PRIMED CARBINE CARTRIDGE -  HEADSTAMPED "C" - VARIOUS DATES:  Internally primed Frankford Arsenal .45/70 cartridge with the scarce "C" carbine headstamp.  In very good condition, and headstamped C [MNTH] [YR] F.  $50  

 

No. 2  FRANKFORD ARSENAL INTERNALLY PRIMED RIFLE CARTRIDGE - HEADSTAMPED "R" - VARIOUS DATES:  Internally primed Frankford Arsenal .45/70 cartridge with the "R" rifle headstamp.  In excellent condition, with various headstamp dates.  (1029)  $25 

 

No. 3  FRANKFORD ARSENAL INTERNALLY PRIMED RIFLE CARTRIDGE - 500 GRAIN BULLET:  Shown here with the standard rifle cartridge for comparison, these fairly scarce internally primed Frankford Arsenal .45/70 rifle cartridges are loaded with the larger 500 grain bullet, manufactured in the early 1880's.  In excellent condition, I have a number of these with various month headstamps from 1880-1882.  I will attempt to select dates of your choosing if you let me know your preference. (0614)  $35  

 

No. 4 FRANKFORD ARSENAL INTERNALLY PRIMED RIFLE CARTRIDGE - FIRING PIN STRUCK:  Internally primed Frankford Arsenal .45/70 cartridges with the "R" rifle headstamp.  Attempts were made to fire both of these cartridges, evidenced by the firing pin strike.  Headstamped as shown in the photo below, this would still make good cartridges for a display.  $15  

 

No. 5 FRANKFORD ARSENAL INTERNALLY PRIMED RIFLE CARTRIDGE - INERT DISPLAY CARTRIDGE:  Internally primed Frankford Arsenal .45/70 cartridges with the "R" rifle headstamp.  These cartridges were rendered inert for attaching to a display board by drilling the holes shown in one side of the cartridge, the powder charge was removed, and the primer was deactivated.   Apparently at one time, this was a method employed by some cartridge collectors to prepare cartridges for attaching to a display board.  Still appearing intact on one side and with a legible headstamp as shown in the photo below, this would still make good cartridges for a display. Have four of these.  SOLD

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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