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.276 Pedersen Military Experimental, One Cartridge not a Box!


.276 Pedersen, Military Experimental, One Cartridge not a Box. For more information, please see below.

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ONE CARTRIDGE NOT A BOX, the picture of the box is for reference only! Boxes in shooting ammo category, if available

** Sold as a collectible only, they have fired with no issues , but you may have misfires, due to 90 years old. No returns!

One Cartridge, Not a Box: .276 Pedersen Experimental produced by Frankford Arsenal in 1929 (87 years ago at this writing) produced with new brass cases, that read “FA 29″ on the Head-Stamp and a FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) projectile. Box reads: “Caliber .276. And Cal. .276 on back. Powder IMR 25 Lot 1324 Cartridge Lot 21, Drawings FB 9892 and PC 50 . Manufactured at Frankford Arsenal, 1929.

Please Note: this listing is for one cartridge , not a box, boxes are available in the related items below bottom of this page.

History of the .276 Pedersen Experimental Cartridge:

Many of us look back and remember the change from the 30-06 to a smaller caliber U.S. Military rifle cartridge like the 7.62×51 NATO, which happened after World War II. They would be right, but that wasn’t the first time.The idea to replace the 30-06 (then used in the 1903 bolt-action rifle) started back in the early 1920’s.The reason was that some “U.S. Military Generals” at that time believed the 30-06 had excessive power which developed high pressure and high heat for uses in the less than 500 yard range in a much needed, lighter, auto or semi-auto military rifle.During the 1920’s a few rifle and cartridge designs were tested, but the military decided to continue with the 30-06 for the M1 Garand instead of the Pedersen.The Pedersen Rifle, officially known in final form as the T1E3 rifle, was an automatic or semi-automatic rifle designed by John Pedersen that was made in small numbers for testing by the United States Army during those 1920’s tests

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Weight 0.10 lbs