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    Vintage 45-70 brass small primer

    Steve here... Just picked up about 50 of these at a gun show this morning. They are new primed I believe 45-70 cases. Any idea how old they are.They have small primers. Pic of the inside shows the brass coming back up the side of the case.
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    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-for-the-45-70

    Quote Originally Posted by w30wcf View Post
    The early .45-70 "Marlin Safety" black powder cartridge used small primers. At that time apparently they were concerned that the recoil might set off a large primer.

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    So is it old or new... I milled one open. looks to be a folded head
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    They would be pre 1930's
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    Great thanks
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    2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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