Y788 Rare .45/70 Multi-ball Cartridge by Phoenix Metallic Cartridge Company with Casing by the Frankford Arsenal (Headstamped R/10/79/F)
Description: Here is a very nice internally primed .45/70 cartridge. The casing was produced at the Frankford Arsenal in October of 1879 and is designated as a rifle cartridge. The cartridge was produced by the Phoenix Metallic Cartridge Company of South Coventry, Connecticut. This example has three balls on the interior. There are still remnants of the salmon colored paper sabot around the edge of the top bullet. Scarce variant!
Measures: OAL 2.380"
Reference: Hoyem Vol. 2 Pg. 62