Sunday, February 09, 2014

Notes from the other shop...

I was at the other shop and was paid a visit by Don S_____ of Waynesboro with his father's cartridge collection, or rather, a part of the collection.  Some neat things one doesn't often see.  Among those was a tin of Kynoch .470 Nitro Express cartridges.  Unopened.  Mint label.  No corrosion or staining.  WOW!  I'm including a photo of an opened tin just so you can have an idea what this is. 

1 comment:

paul zimmerli said...

Gosh! Too bad they couldn't have photographed a dollar bill or a quarter on the same table, so people would get some idea of how BIG these rounds actually are. I keep some old "Cartridges of the World" books around, and on a whim, I looked up the .470 Nitro Express. That sucker's 4 inches long, and measures about a half-inch wide at the widest. Kind of like loading your index finger into a rifle. That just might thump you a little bit when you touch one off...