BRITISH SPORTING .40" UP TO .499"

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500/450 №.1 CARBINE 1-9/16"

Developed during the 1870's for falling block single shot rifles by Westley Richards made under the Deeley & Edge patents.

      The blank is by Eley (headstamp is ELEY  - № 1 CARBINE  -)

 

Also listed as a Cadet round. The Braendlin Armory in Birmingham was in operation from 1871 and closed down in 1888. Also used as a commercial name by GREENER until around 1918.

The 2 specimens below were made by Kynoch under contract for Romania