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Strange find
Posted by: markg
Date: July 03, 2019 07:55AM
Found these two targets while relic hunting yesterday. The first item looks to be an aluminum cloths pin. This is the second one I've found at this site. The second item has be buffaloed. At first I thought it was a 357 magnum cartridge but its not. It tapers from right to left. There is a hole that goes all the way through. The hole also tapers from the larger to a small hole. Appears to be non-ferrous in nature. Very strange.




Re: Strange find
Posted by: JC99328
Date: July 06, 2019 11:39PM
Burnside cartridge?

Re: Strange find
Posted by: Grubstake
Date: July 06, 2019 11:44PM
Its for an old cap gun!

Re: Strange find
Posted by: olfart
Date: July 09, 2019 02:37PM
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Grubstake
Its for an old cap gun!

Yep! I had one of those. The cap was placed in a brass case, then the "bullet" was placed on top of it. Loaded into the cylinder, when the hammer struck the rear of the case it fired the cap. The hole allowed the noise and smoke to escape.

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