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Item #43308

Extremely Rare 70-150 Winchester CF Experimental Cartridge Unmarked

  • Maker: Winchester
  • Model:
  • Caliber: .70-150

  • Description: This is an extremely rare Winchester .70-150 Express center-fire cartridge that has been removed from an original cartridge board and is unmarked on the head. Appearing on cartridge boards in 1888 this rare experimental cartridge was developed for trials in one rifle and only produced for this purpose. Appearing in the Winchester 1888 cartridge board only this correct example has the two angular drilled holes in the back for the wire board attachment. Often found today as copies with necked down 12 Ga brass and the words Winchester No. 12 head stamp this example has the completely unmarked base. The .70 caliber bullet has the hollow point tip that is filled with a copper cup marked with an x modeled after English cartridges of the time period. The cartridge is in very good condition with some age darkening and handling marks. A unique opportunity to complete a Winchester cartridges board or cap off a collection.