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This cartridge casing is a ".38 Short Colt" and was recovered from the Grinter Place site in Wyandotte county. This was an early metallic pistol cartridge often used in conversions of the popular Colt 1851 Navy .36 revolver, a popular sidearm during and immediately after the American Civil War. The .38 Short Colt was superseded by other .38 calibers soon after it was introduced and is now very uncommon. Grinter Place is a two-story brick home overlooking the Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Moses and Annie Grinter, the latter was a member of the Lenape (Delaware) tribe, owned and operated a ferry and trading post there.

Date: 1867-1900

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Item Number: 508851
Call Number: 14WY316-77 .75" x 3/8"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508851

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