BRITISH SPORTING .40" UP TO .499"

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450 3 ¼" DRAWN BLACK POWDER EXPRESS

 

Scholefield Goodman & Sons, Birmingham was a UK retailer and exporter and had a long relationship with the seal hunting fleet actually based in Newfoundland and traded directly with them for many years. Cartridges were made for them by Kynoch. The 450-3 1/4" Drawn Black Powder Express cartridge wasprobably the most commonly used sealing cartridge by the crews of the Newfoundland sealing fleet. Falling block breechloading rifles were using this cartridge, made by D. & J. Fraser, Alexander Henry, Scholefield & Co. on the Field's Patent action, and after about 1895 rifles using "PD" action replicas of the earlier Gibbs-Farquharson action, supplied by several makers, became the most usual types now found in Newfoundland.