Straight wall .348 WW brass question..?

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skip

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My boss found a straight walled case stamped .348 WW....the only info. we can find on .348 calls for a bottle neck case...I'm wondering if this straight case is may be an ole black powder brass..any thoughts or comments would be appriciated...thnx, skip
 

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My guess would be a 348 winchester case cut down. Check the over all length of the case and compare that to the 348 winchester. There were a couple of different wildcats that used the 348 as the parent but I do not recall if they were straight wall or not. Steve
 

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This case looks very brown and has some oxidation, found by a old broken down cabin...I'm thinkin possibly a wildcat cartridge .50 Alaskan could be possible...anyone know any other calibers that might use a .348 ww brass...?
 

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skip":kd2mjon3 said:
My boss found a straight walled case stamped .348 WW....the only info. we can find on .348 calls for a bottle neck case...I'm wondering if this straight case is may be an ole black powder brass..any thoughts or comments would be appriciated...thnx, skip

.450 Alaskan

Very popular in, umm, Alaska.
 

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skip":vapltj9r said:
This case looks very brown and has some oxidation, found by a old broken down cabin...I'm thinkin possibly a wildcat cartridge .50 Alaskan could be possible...anyone know any other calibers that might use a .348 ww brass...?

Did you think to poke around inside the cabin/ May have been a Mod 71 Winchester still in the corner! :)

Straight Case would be the .50 ALASKAN, 2.10" Long. .450 ALASKAN has a shoulder.

Kevin
 
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