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Re: trapdoor ammo during WWI

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at 10:54 p.m., in response to trapdoor ammo during WWI, posted by Rick Baker on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at 7:31 p.m.

Hundreds of thousands of Model 1898 cartridges (.45-70-500) were loaded with smokeless powder, by Winchester, UMC, USCCo., and perhaps others. The rounds have a cannelure in the brass case, at the base of the bullet, since the charge does not fill the case.

Also, you can hear the powder shake, which is not the case with BP.

AFAIK, FA did not load any smokeless.


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