From 1873 to 1898, the .45-70 was the official United States Army small arms cartridge. Gun makers developed new designs at a record pace to showcase the versatility of the cartridge for both military and sporting purposes. From the U.S Springfield and Winchester to the Marlin and Ballard, firearms enthusiasts will discover a wealth of information pertaining to classic rifles and the cartridge that made them famous. The history of the .45-70 cartridge and the association that surrounds it are sure to intrigue collectors and historians alike.
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