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450 #1 Westley Richards Carbine

69.00
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450 #1 Westley Richards Carbine

69.00

Quantity 20. New 450 #1 Westley Richards Carbine. Each case is individually hand-formed from 32 Gage Mag-tech Brass Shot Shells. Twice annealed, and trimmed to size. These have a trim size of 1.57".

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Quantity 20. New 450 #1 Westley Richards Carbine. Each case is individually hand-formed from 32 Gage Mag-tech Brass Shot Shells. Twice annealed, and trimmed to size. These have a trim size of 1.57".

The original cartridges developed for the Model 1869 The 450 Number 1 Carbine has 1-1/2 inch case. The .450 Number 1 Carbine provided a lower powered load for lighter rifles used by cavalry and mounted infantry. It drove a 380 grain paper patched soft lead bullet with 55 grains of blackpowder at 1300 fps. These cartridges were among the first to be loaded with the solid drawn brass cases that were the innovation of Westley Richards - one of the principal technological developments of all modern firearms. Sometimes you see this cartridge designated the .500/.450 No. 1 Carbine, and indeed the case head dimensions are nominally similar to the .500 Express case, although the Westley Richards rim is substantially thicker. There is another .450 Carbine cartridge that you will encounter in old ammunition catalogs and occasionally in example, which is a much less powerful taper case cartridge. In modern terms, the Westley Richards .450 Number 1 Carbine compares reasonably well to the .454 Casull, .480 Ruger or .475 Linebaugh, which is to say that its not puny by any means.

We strive to manufacturer this product as close as possible to original specifications. Due to modern brass availability, this is sometimes not possible. If you need specific dimensions, please email us prior to purchase

Due to United States ITAR regulations, reloading components cannot be shipped outside the United States