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nedfig
January 24, 2001, 10:22 AM
I friend of mine has an old rifle. It is identical to the remington rolling block. It has Egyptian type writting on it and it shows caliber 43/100. Any info would be appreciated and does anyone make this ammo. I know there are some obsolete cartridge makers out there.

Thanks

James K
January 24, 2001, 01:18 PM
Remington made over 60,000 rolling block rifles for Egypt in the 1870's. The cartridge is the 11.43x50R Egyptian, also called the .43 Egyptian. It is a bottle neck case, similar to other cartridges of the same era like the 11.15x58R Spanish (.43 Spanish), the 10.75x58R Russian (.42 Russian or .42 Berdan), and the 11.15x60R Mauser (.43 Mauser). While similar in appearance, none of these is interchangeable with any of the others.

I know of no source of ammunition, but many of those rifles have been converted to .45-70, or to rimmed pistol cartridges like the .44 Magnum.

Jim

RugerNo3
January 27, 2001, 01:06 PM
Try http://www.ows-ammunition.com/