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Thanks for any and all input. I don't have much experience with antique bullet casings, but this one is unique to anything I've seen. I appreciate any help with an ID.
 

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At first I was thinking it might be 41 caliber rimfire. But the case looks a little too long for that. Oh and too long to be 44 Henry rimfire.

If my Mark 1 calibrated eyeballs are working, it looks to be approximately 3/4 of inch long. Is that correct? Oh and a measurement of the mouth would help also.

Can you make out what is written in the center of the case base. It looks like it starts with a 4, but with my eyes it could be anything but a 4.
 
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do you have a caliper? is there primer in the center or is it all flat. that second picture almost looks like something striked the rim. then that would be a rimfire cartridge.
 
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Thanks for any and all input. I don't have much experience with antique bullet casings, but this one is unique to anything I've seen. I appreciate any help with an ID.
Additional pics. Thanks for all the info.
 

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Looking at the bottom of the casing again and it appears it was used in a weapon with a forked/double firing pin setup as there are two strikes 180 degrees of one another.
 
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Seems to be a civil war era .44 Henry cartridge-casing. If so, the raised-marking letter on the base is an H. But if it's a U, the casing is from much later.

Glad you chimed in here TCBG, I thought it looked too short to be a 44 Henry. Could be an optical illusion though, so I'll defer to your knowledge here, as 99.9% you are spot on!
 
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