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Posted: May 24 2006 at 7:01pm | IP Logged Quote calmag

A good friend of mine has a really old rifle in .45-70 rimfire. Anybody ever heard of it and if so do you know if it (ammo) can be found? Thanks

'Ya know, sometimes 'ya got'a get closer or, 'ya got'a just not take the shot! That's "hunting"!
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Posted: May 24 2006 at 7:51pm | IP Logged Quote Quickdtoo

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Posted: May 24 2006 at 10:43pm | IP Logged Quote Leftoverdj

There's an interesting method of making rimfire ammo. Cases are turned from brass and the base of the case is chambered for a .22 rf case in such a location that the .22 case's rim occupies a portion of the large case's rim. Pull the bullets and dump the powder from a .22 rf and you have your primer. Such a case must be carefully oriented so the firing pin will hit the .22 rim, and pressures must be kept fairly low, but it's a way to get old guns shooting without altering them.
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Posted: June 04 2006 at 2:59pm | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

I just finished reading a very in depth article on the 45-70 and as far as I know, the round was never in rimfire form. The rim would have been way too thin to hold the pressures of the round.
However, the first 45-70 ammo came with the benet inside primers and the cartridge case looked like a rimfire. I have in my possession an badly crumpled up 50-70 cartridge case that I found while wandering about the desert and it looks like a rimfire round, but the indentation from the firing pin is literally dead center.
It probably would be of great help is we knw what make rifle and what markings are on the gun?
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Posted: June 05 2006 at 1:56pm | IP Logged Quote 50DEP

Type "Old western Scrounger" in your search engine, this guy use to be the best place to find discontinued or obsolete ammo.
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