Help to identify relic cartridge.

jmmymack

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Need help to identify the weapon this 50 Cal. Cartridge was fired from. It was found at a Wyoming 1700s Calvary post. I have been unable to locate photos to match it with.
 

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Need help to identify the weapon this 50 Cal. Cartridge was fired from. It was found at a Wyoming 1700s Cavalry post. I have been unable to locate photos to match it with.
I had no idea there were calvary posts in 1700s in Wyoming. Are you sure on that date? The Lewis and Clarke expedition was not till 1806.
 
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traveller777

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I had no idea there were calvary posts in 1700s in Wyoming. Are you sure on that date? The Lewis and Clark expedition was not till 1806.
Actually dates were May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806 for Lewis and Clark.
 

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Need help to identify the weapon this 50 Cal. Cartridge was fired from. It was found at a Wyoming 1700s Calvary post. I have been unable to locate photos to match it with.
It's possibly a sharps .50-70 casing. Without a length on the casing it would be my first guess. https://www.oldammo.com/january10.htm
 
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Need help to identify the weapon this 50 Cal. Cartridge was fired from. It was found at a Wyoming 1700s Calvary post. I have been unable to locate photos to match it with.
Oops! I goofed on the date. Ft. Stanbaugh was located near South Pass in the 1800s.
My fumble fingers mistyped the date. Sorry, I have to edit my posts better.

I actually found a website for cartridge collectors. Here's what I learned:

BENET-PRIMED - A common style of inside-primed car-tridge developed by Col. S.V Benet commander of Frankford Arsenal in the late 1860s. It was used extensively in early U.S. military ammunition. A copper or iron cup was secured inside the head of the case by characteristic crimps. This cup served as an anvil to enable the firing pin to activate the priming mixture and also to reinforce the head of the case.
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Thanks for your response!
 

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Oops! I goofed on the date. Ft. Stanbaugh was located near South Pass in the 1800s.
My fumble fingers mistyped the date. Sorry, I have to edit my posts better.

I actually found a website for cartridge collectors. Here's what I learned:

BENET-PRIMED - A common style of inside-primed car-tridge developed by Col. S.V Benet commander of Frankford Arsenal in the late 1860s. It was used extensively in early U.S. military ammunition. A copper or iron cup was secured inside the head of the case by characteristic crimps. This cup served as an anvil to enable the firing pin to activate the priming mixture and also to reinforce the head of the case.
benet_primed.gif
Thanks for your response!
Excellent job on research. And I would love to have a dollar for every goof I made typing something. Again, good job.
 

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I do not think Lewis and Clark had shells yet. All muzzle loaders
 

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I don't know of any Calvary posts at any time, anywhere. Now, if we're talking Cavalry post, that's a different animal! :laughing7:
 

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