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A friend give a box of old cartridges I found a pin fire 44 cal. and a "30 W.C.F." "W.R.C.O." head stamp. This cartridge is about a 1/4" blow the cases mouth and a lead projectile. The primer has a firing pin dent, probably a miss fire and put aside and forgotten.

My question is how old do you smart guys think it is? :alberteinstein::dontknow:

T:hmmmm: NY
 

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I think the pin-fire cartridge could be either from a French or German revolver from the late 19th century. And the .30-30 with a lead projectile I read was the setup at the beginning of its history, so it's possible it could be from when the cartridge was first introduced. That's the best I can do, but I'd be curious to know what you find out. jd45
 

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Tony,
The 100 gr. Short Range ctg was produced from 1896 to 1903. The bullet weight was increased to 117 gr. in 1904.

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