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Rifle Cartridges
U.S.A. and
some other
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Obsolete
U.S.A. and
some other
countries
44-77 Sharps Remington, 2&1/4", also .44-70 & .44-75
The 44-77 Sharps or 44-77 Sharps & Remington was introduced in 1869 for the Sharps Model 1896
breech-loading rifle and also for the Remington-Hepburn or No. 3 rifle.
The 2¼-inch Sharps bottle-necked case was loaded with 3 different loading which lead to 3 different names:
.44-70 was loaded with 70 grains of black powder, the .44-75 was loaded with 75 grains of black powder
and the .44-77 was loaded with 77 grains of powder. Same case but three different powder loads.
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