.50-70 or .50 Musket or .50 Government
Military Cartridge Stock
The 50-70 Musket or 50-70 Government was adopted by the U.S.Military in 1866 making it the
first center-fire cartridge used by the U.S. Military. Retired by the U.S. Military in 1873.
It has been obsolete for many years, which means no longer produced by the major manufacturers, like
Winchester, Remington and Federal, however it has been produced by a few smaller manufacturers in limited
amounts today .