IMPERIAL SPORTING .45 UP TO .499"

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45- 70-480 PEABODY 2.2"

This is the bottom specimen from Hoyem 4 p.71. This cartridge was made by the Providence Tool Company from Providence, Rhode Island and was based on the British Martini Henry cartridge but with the shoulder pushed back and a longer neck. The Martini case was considered over capacity for the 85gr. charge and this cartridge was an attempt to modify the design. The rifle for this cartridge has not been identified.