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The oldest ammo I now own..........

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by V-Tach, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Was given these copper cased Benet primed (no centerfire primer) 45-70 cartridges made in the Frankford Arsenal between January 1874 - March 1875. No headstamp.......very cool.................I think anyway..........

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    Also given this item which states it is a Jaxon Torpedo made in USA/Orlando Florida....which I believe is an explosive charge that were used by placing on railroad tracks emitting a loud bang when ran over to warn engineers/trains of danger or problems up the line.......detonation is caused by crushing not impact.......probably unstable as hell being it is probably 100 years old or so ..............

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  2. TxStetson

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    You know you're just itching to shot one of those rounds.
     
  3. Davetex

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    Hit it with a hammer :green:
     
  4. easy rider

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    Looks like crack to me.
     
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  5. V-Tach

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    You first.....lol....
     
  6. easy rider

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    I think he should put it in a pipe and smoke it.
     
  7. Inspector43

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    Yes, they are called torpedoes or guns. They had a strip of lead on each end to fold over the track to hold them in place. Don't hit them with a hammer of any other heavy instrument.
     
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  8. TreyG-20

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    Very cool. I bet that torpedo would add some extra pop to a tannerite target;)
     
  9. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    .45cal rimfires? Huh. Never knew that.
    They did have .50 rimfire.
     
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  10. V-Tach

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    https://www.oldammo.com/november04.htm
     


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