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A not-so-important question on some odd 45-70 cases. I bought about 250 unfired cases, which measure within SAAMI limits on all parameters as 45-70. Standard large Boxer primer pocket. Solid--not balloon or semi-balloon head. They weigh virtually the same as the other "normal" 45-70 cases I shoot.

Headstamp is WCC 67 45 M32. Anyone know what I have?

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A not-so-important question on some odd 45-70 cases. I bought about 250 unfired cases, which measure within SAAMI limits on all parameters as 45-70. Standard large Boxer primer pocket. Solid--not balloon or semi-balloon head. They weigh virtually the same as the other "normal" 45-70 cases I shoot.

Headstamp is WCC 67 45 M32. Anyone know what I have?

Dave Manson


probably Line Thrower cases


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Hello Dugga:

I'd heard that suggestion before--thanks for the confirmation. Any reason you can think of NOT to use them in standard smokeless rifles?

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1967 Winchester/Western -
for SAAMI 45-70 loads -
should be good to go would be my guess


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Thanks, Dugga. I appreciate the intel.

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Many years ago several of us from college went on a backpack trip through big bend national park on the border of south Texas. There had been a major battle after the turn of the century between the Mexicans + Federal troops. There was still lots of 45-70 brass lying in the sand.Being a historical site,I left it where it was.


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Weidener's used to sell a lot of these cases years ago.Have some around here. And that is exactly what those cases are, line throwing gun cases. Our ship had line throwing guns much like the H&R shotguns. They would shoot the line attached to a rod with a plastic tube on the front end. They would attach the other end of the line which looked like para cord to a much heavier line which the other ship would haul aboard. This was done at at sea replenishments usually taking on fuel or refuleing other ships, stores or ordnance. Frank
 
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Headstamp is WCC 67 45 M32. Anyone know what I have?

Dave Manson


M32 is the designation of the 45/70 line throwing gun.


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