POTD: How About This for a Wildcat? – .345 Burton


POTD: How About This for a Wildcat? – .345 Burton

Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! For every cool gun, it usually has to have a cool cartridge. In the case of the Burton LMR, it had the .345 Burton cartridge. If you caught a previous POTD on the Burton LMR, otherwise known as the Burton Light Machine rifle, you would know it was an experimental rifle intended to combat ground and air forces. Cody Firearms Museum gives an excellent rundown on some dummy cartridge versions of the .345 Burton:

“Developed by Winchester during World War I, the Burton Light Machine Rifle was an experimental firearm that fed from two top mounted 20 magazines and fired a one of a kind cartridge, the .345 Burton. This new cartridge used a modified .351 WSL case and a spitzer bullet design. Here are 13 original .345 dummy rounds. Essentially a rimless .351, they all still have the .351 WSL markings on the cartridge head.”

.345 Burton [Photograph found in Photos, Cody Firearms Museum’s Facebook]. (2018, July 10). Retrieved May 2, 2021, from https://www.facebook.com/CodyFirearmsMuseum/photos/2584429878447842

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