.276 Pedersen, Military Exp, Sealed Box of 20, excellent, not mint.
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Please Note, Above Picture .276 Pederson Rifle, for reference only, not for sale.
**Please Note: This is a “sealed” box of 20 cartridge, in excellent condition, not mint. The Bottom of boxes have minor very small holes due to projectiles poking through the bottom, very normal for these cartridge boxes..
Factory sealed over 87 years ago. Sold as a collectible, a they may or may not fire due to age. However all the boxes we have opened to sell single cartridges have been in excellent conditions, and no problem firing, But due to age , no returns if they do not fire.
One Box of 20 cartridges: .276 Pedersen Experimental produced by Frankford Arsenal in 1929 (87 years ago at this writing) produced with new brass cases, that rad “FA 29″ on the Head-Stamp and a FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) projectile. Box in Excellent condition some projectiles are poking through the bottom ,but not coming through the bottom. 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 box of 20 cartridges, for one cartridge see 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.