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Old December 27, 2010, 11:10 PM   #11
Mike Irwin
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Actually, a flat-point bullet WAS a common loading in the .44 Henry, at least in the early days of the cartridge.

See here for one early example: http://www.oldammo.com/september04.htm

This is an example of a box of loaded rounds from probably from the very late 1880s or early 1890s, just after UMC purchased Remington:

http://www.antiqueammoandarms.com/gr...0box%20002.jpg

Here's a beautiful example of a pre-1887 box of UMC cartridges for the .44 Henry.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1024&bih=578


And, finally, another example of a Winchester-loaded flat-nose bullet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:44..._cartridge.JPG

Judging by the headstamp, that one is probably from the middle 1870s.
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