.45/70 Trapdoor Rifle & Carbine Cartridges & Ammunition

Specializing in Civil War and Indian War Cartridges and Packets

Updated September 19, 2018

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Early Variants Without a Headstamp

   

Y1110     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Ball Cartridge (No Headstamp) (Pre-March 1875)

Description: This is the earlier version with the wide spacing between the crimps and was manufactured prior to March 1875.

Measures:    OAL 2.566"  CL 2.111"

Price: $65.00

Y800     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 MultiBall Cartridge (No Headstamp) (March 1875- March 1877)

Description: This variant has a roundball rather than an elongated projectile.

Measures:    OAL 1.262"

Price: $45.00 SOLD

Y482     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Ball Cartridge (No Headstamp) (March 1875- March 1877)

Description: Here is a nice benet primed cartridge for the .45/70. This one has the smaller spacing between the crimps and was manufactured after March 1875.

Measures:    L 2.555"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $55.00 SOLD

   

Headstamped Rifle Cartridges

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Y1097     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Multi-Ball Rifle Cartridge (Headstamped R/6/78/F)

Description: Nice multi-ball cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal in June of 1878.

Measures:    OAL 2.257"  CL 2.111"

Price: $45.00

   

Headstamped Carbine Cartridges

Y1129     Tinned .45/70 Carbine Cartridge Manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal

Description: Nice tinned cartridge for the carbine produced in February of 1892 at the Frankford Arsenal.

Measures:    OAL 1.244"  CL 2.101"

Price: $20.00

Y1079     Scarce .45/70 Carbine Cartridge with Raised "US CARBINE" Headstamp (45-55-405)

Description: Scarce cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal between March 1874 and July of 1874.

Headstamp: Raised "US CARBINE"

Measures:    OAL 2.560" CL 2.106"

Reference: Frasca Pg. 239 Top B

Price: $250.00

Y1105     Scarce .45/70 Carbine Cartridge with Raised "US CARBINE" Headstamp (45-55-405)

Description: Scarce cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal between March 1874 and July of 1874.

Measures:    OAL 2.559"  CL 2.114"

Headstamp: Raised "U.S. CARBINE"

Reference: Frasca Pg. 239 Top B

Price: $250.00

Y1114     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Carbine Cartridge (C / 12 / 78 / F)

Description: Nice early carbine cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal in December of 1878.

Measures:    OAL 2.535"   CL 2.111"

Price: $45.00

Y1098     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Carbine Cartridge (Headstamped C/3/80/F)

Description: Nice cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal in March of 1880.

Measures:    OAL 2.549"  CL 1.108"

Price: $45.00

   

 

Blank / Forager  Cartridges

 

Y1106     Sectioned .45/70 Forager Cartridge Manufactured by U.M.C

Description: Beautifully sectioned "shot/forager" cartridge. You can clearly see the primer, powder, wad, wooden sabot, and shot. This one has a partial headstamp of 45 GOVT and was manufactured by U.M.C.. The wooden sabot extends .782" down into the casing.

Measures:    OAL 2.617"   CL 2.105"

Price: $45.00

Y1118     .45/70 Forager/Shot Cartridge Manufactured by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company

Description: Excellent externally primed cartridge with a wooden sabot filled with lead shot.

Measures:    OAL 2.599"  CL 2.107"

Price: $40.00

Y1123     .45/70 Blank Carbine Cartridge Manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal

Description: Nice example of a blank carbine cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal in March of 1880. The die broke on the "80" which almost makes it appear to be a backwards "C."

Measures:   OAL 2.082"

Price: $30.00

Y850     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Blank Cartridge (Headstamped R/5/82/F)

Description: Nice blank cartridge produced in May of 1882 at the Frankford Arsenal.

Measures:    OAL 2.084"

Price: $20.00

Y935     Frankford Arsenal Internally Primed .45/70 Blank Cartridge (Headstamped 9/81/F)

Description: Nice blank cartridge produced in September of 1881 at the Frankford Arsenal.

Measures:    OAL 1.602"

Price: $15.00

Y849     Frankford Arsenal .45/70 Blank Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Nice early internally primed blank cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.595"

Price: $30.00

   

Boxes of Ammunition

Y1099     Unopened Box of 20 Tinned .45/70 Carbine Ball Cartridge Manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal

Description: Excellent box with the original pull string attached. The bottom is stamped, "Velocity at 53 FT / 116? FEET / MAR 22 1892."

Measures: 6" x 2.5" x 1.25"

Price: $225.00

   

 

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