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|6th November 2003||Unusual converted Martin-Henry cartridge case|
By Chris Tapster
I acquired today a Martin-Henry cartridge case which has had a hinged lid fitted to it. The workmasnship is perfect, so I suspect that this was done by a jeweller or similar. Has anyone come across anything similar, and does anyone know the intended purpose?
Grateful for any ideas. Many thanks.
|9th November 2003||Adrian Whiting|
I've seen other cases, but never a 577/45, converted like you describe to hold toothpicks.
Does the case have any markings at all ?
|9th November 2003||Chris Tapster|
No markings at all on the case. One suggestion I've had is that it may be a needle case possibly made up by a soldier for his sweetheart's sewing box.