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Offline Hewy

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1858 Remington conversion ?
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:58:43 PM »
When was the first metallic cartridge 1858 made ? Was it Remington or a outside gunsmith ?
From what I see from old photos, the rear of bored through cylider was a small thin plate , and a cartridge loading cutout
in the recoil sheild. Could the plate be  closed  in order not to prematurely eject cartridges that were not fired? or even fired
cases for that matter.