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    577/450 Martini Henry round

    Found this at a local flea market (boot sale) I picked it up for $2 (a quid).



    It is loaded and, presumably, shootable.

    The only cleaning that I did was to wipe it with a damp sponge. Makes me think that there is the remainder of a box out there.
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    577.450

    The green patch indicates that it is a cordite loaded carbine round.

    This is a commercial load, and whilst not rare is relatively scarce. They were available commercially until the 1960s from Kynoch.

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    TonyE

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    Im sure my pal Mick sells these with an orange patch?

    best

    waff

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    Orange patch

    Orange patch is blackpowder carbine, white is blackpowder rifle and blue is cordite rifle.

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