Small caliber shell. Possibly for a civil war revolver

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Sorry guys. No caliper yet. Looks like it could be a 32 caliber Smith and Wesson model 2 revolver shell and casing. 3 rings near the base. Very small caliber though.

Also maybe a 22 caliber type 1 but the casing looks different from those.

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Eye balled it on the river edge today after the water has been up.
 

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Trying to get a closer picture.

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Looks to me like a 22 long rifle which is more modern. The earlier 22 Longs had a lighter bullet which tended to tumble.
 
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Yeah I just finally made it out. It’s a U. For the Union Metallic company. Attached the picture but it will be hard to make out

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Well maybe a U. Could be an H. Hard to tell. Scratched up some.

I can see the two posts going up.
 
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I think, and I may be off but someone else will know, that the U headstamp was used by Remington until the 1960's

Yes, some sites say it's actually a U with a dot, so I'm not 100% positive which is correct. U is also listed as Union Metallic Cartridge Company. If it has a H headstamp would be Winchester Repeating Arms Co.
 
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