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Re: Original Cartridge Question
Posted by John S. on Monday, 12 September 2016, at 2:23 p.m., in response to Re: Original Cartridge Question, posted by frontierwest on Monday, 12 September 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
Perhaps the cases with thongs were used as powder measures for their muzzle loaders? Kind of tough to close the breech on a trapdoor or Sharps with a thong in the way, and the combined pressure and heat and gas escape on firing would likely have make the thong ineffective for repeated use and possibly even a single use.
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