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Catalog Number 01145
Object Name Bullet
Description A collection of bullets Caliber: 45-70/55-405, Lead, Bullet diameter:.458 inch, Weight: 405 grains. Reportedly found on the battlefield at the Little Big Horn. Typical of the bullets used in the 45/55 carbine, Model 1873 Springfield Carbine, of the 7th US Cavalry. Produced by the Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, PA. the bullet was matched with a copper or brass case containing 70 grains of powder for infantry rifles and 55 grains for cavalry carbines.
Source Burnside, Dr. Raymond
Received Date 06/24/1959