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BRASS HEAD STAMPED D.C.CO 45 M.H.

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BRASS HEAD STAMPED  D.C.CO 45 M.H.
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BRASS HEAD STAMPED 45 M.H. PRIMED BRASS , 10 PRIMED BRASS, PRIMED BRASS (MAY CONTAIN SOME UNPRIMED) HEAD STAMPED 45 M.H. D.C.CO.
Here is what the late John Belton had to say about this cartridge.
Cal…62" BLANK is an enigma representing an application not contemplated orignally.The headstamp
has never surfaced on a577/450 Martini ctg.By the Dominion Cartridge Company.Evidently in1898-99 a
production error left unfinished (.M.H.) cases wich were in part made into a blank on some required
contract.The known were found in Montreals ST Vincent de Paul Federal Prison.What lead to that
remains inconclusive.Known “LINE THROWING” Blanks in various sizes resemble this general case
type.It is to long to chamber in a Snider Rifle action…even if the chambers were enlarged.Then it is
possible a Martini Henryaction rebarelled could have been employed…if it was a line throwing device.
Lastly,it is possible that same was loaded with buckshot’ for guard purposes.Great Britain,India,and New Zealand used loads of 577 Snider size developed in 1898 by Royal Lab.For what ever purpose
it appears to have been made in a small quantity it is rare today.
For more information the forum link is below.

SEE https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/450-mh-line-throwing-blank/29601