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was reading a milsurp magazine and there were plenty of articles on some older rifles.

saw one about using I guess? a laqured steel base that had the body ofthe cartridge made out of coiled brass foil.. vs a drawn brass cartridge.

guess they were having lots of head seperations upon extraction.

kinda scarry. I mean we worry about case ruptures even though there is a good chamber.. imagine a case made like that... of course.. probably way low pressure on old black powder cartridges.. etc..
 

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yep.. dats dem.. paper patched and all!

love those cases!
 

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makes ya wonder how that worked.. and not have ALL ofthem have case seperations.

also read the article on what sounded like caseless ammo for a french rifle.. a very odd, paper patched looking thing.. no real rimmed ( or rebated rim ) base I could see..
 

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must've been fairly low power because some of those casings look like they'd blow apart with a small firecracker worth of powder.

in fact, come to think of it I think the little zip cannon I made as a teenager experimenting was stronger and safer.
 

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i mean.. you can see it's wrapped brass foil, crimped down at the shoulder near the paper patching!
 
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