This was given to me by a friend in the USA. Can anyone identify this? Pictures
[ 12-10-2002, 00:39: Message edited by: Hanz ]
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This was given to me by a friend in the USA. Can anyone identify this?
The cartridge is a 500 Revolver--also called the 500 Tranter. It is catalogue number 475-2 in the big book by Jakob Brandt. Apparently discontinued in 1939, it was a black powder load for the Webley and Tranter revolvers.
The cartouche is for the French firm Gevelot & Gaupillat who used it between 1886 and 1950.
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The English .500 Revolver cartridge a.k.a .500 Tranter. Erlmeier and Brandt tell us that it was first manufactured about 1870 for Webley and Trantor Revolvers , and listed for the first time in the Kynoch 1882 catalogue. Manufactured by ( at least ) Eley , Kynoch , RWS , and found with those proprietory headstamps as well as unheadstamped . Other european makers no doubt exist.
Velocity figures of 650 ft/second . 328 ft/pds of energy .
Thank you both very much for your info. Tonight I will sleep soundly without this on my mind
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