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    .45/70 MK1 Line Throwing Blank

    Going through my brass emptys I have a WCC MK1 .45/70 1943 brass. I looked online and was not able to find out what the loaded round looked like. If anyone here has a loaded example I would like to see the wad or card style color and crimp on a loaded round. If anyone has any knowledge of how exactly it was used please share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .DIRTY-.THIRTY View Post
    Going through my brass emptys I have a WCC MK1 .45/70 1943 brass. I looked online and was not able to find out what the loaded round looked like. If anyone here has a loaded example I would like to see the wad or card style color and crimp on a loaded round. If anyone has any knowledge of how exactly it was used please share.
    Thirty,
    This last lot of junk I got had several Mk1 Cartridges in it. Hold on a while and I'll look one up and see if they are loaded or just empty brass. There is a pile of that stuff still in my shop being sorted.

    PS; Just sent a PM to you. Check here later.

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    With the single brass would you try to reload and duplicate a loaded cartridge or leave as a brass only example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by .DIRTY-.THIRTY View Post
    With the single brass would you try to reload and duplicate a loaded cartridge or leave as a brass only example?
    They were black powder IIRC. You can stuff as much BP as you want with that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .DIRTY-.THIRTY View Post
    With the single brass would you try to reload and duplicate a loaded cartridge or leave as a brass only example?
    Thirty.
    I think I would leave the empty cartridge alone. It would be hard to duplicate because of the components used in that era are not available now that I know of. Such as brass primers and the over powder cards.
    Photo of original coming quick to your other post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by `57 Golden 39A Mountie View Post
    Thirty,
    This last lot of junk I got had several Mk1 Cartridges in it. Hold on a while and I'll look one up and see if they are loaded or just empty brass. There is a pile of that stuff still in my shop being sorted.

    PS; Just sent a PM to you. Check here later.

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    Thirty.
    As you can see here, there is no crimp on the case. The case is a standard size 45-70 GVT. The primer is brass and sealed with shellac or some other sealer. The over powder card is 6/10" deep in the case and the card color is a mild red rose. The card is sealed with some type of shellac or glue. Headstamp is standard for this cartridge made by Western Cartridge Co.

    If you want to know how it was used, google, 'Naval Line Throwing Gun'. There is a ton of info on the web about them.
    And the photo of the inside of that cartridge is a tricky thing to do. Getting enough light in there without the camera being in the way.
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    Can't believe you had a loaded one, talk about lucky... Mine has been reloaded by someone with a more recent primer been used in prolly a Marlin lol You described the card type coloring as a mild red rose, I saw another person describe it as orangish... I will store it in my collection as is. Thanks for the great pic work. .DT

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    For anyone interested I see over on the IAA website that 10 days ago they posted a thread containing many pictures of the original boxes and cans these rounds came in.

    https://forum.cartridgecollectors.or...ng-boxes/34421

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    Thirty,
    I'm goimg to photo another box of 45-70 blanks that resides here behind glass and post it to the collector forum. These are a real scarcity in the 45-70 blank lineup. Fortunate to have run into this full box a few years ago.
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