Stretched bullet question, what weapon fired them

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rebed19th

Private
Joined
Jun 10, 2018
Location
jersey shore, nj
I also like to collect unusual bullets and I have a few examples of what have become known as "stretchies. The were fully cast bullets that were fired thru a weapon of a different caliber than what the bullet was designed to be fired from. I am looking for any answers as to what weapon would have fired these bullets. I have added the pics of 3 bullets that were fired and can be identified. I have matched the example with a fired and unfired. The first pic really has most of my interest as it is 6 sided.There are no raised marks or grooves. The other 3 examples are all round in shape after firing.

pic #1 fired mics at 49.6 and weighs .0914
pic #2 Unfired Sharps mics at 53.9 fired mics at 50.2
pic #3 Unfired High base Sharps mics at 54.2 fired mics at 51.3
pic#4 Unfired 3 ringer mics at 57.5 fired mics at 52.1

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Rhea Cole

First Sergeant
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Location
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
The Whitworth is very distinctive. At Chickamauga, Colt rifles were fired using oversized bullets. Improbably, they fixed bayonets to keep the muzzle from splitting. I would like to hear from someone knowledgable on this topic as to how an oversized bullet was forced into the muzzle, let alone rammed.
 
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