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Wed May 18, 2016 7:47 am
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Further to my previous post. you might be interested in some of Ian Skennerton's Small Arms Identification Series of booklets. SAIS No 15 is on the .450 and .303 Martini. I got mine from Jeremy Tenn ...

Wed May 18, 2016 7:19 am
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The .577/.450 Martini cartridge was a black powder cartridge and generated much lesser chamber pressures than the .303, which was a nitro powder cartridge of much higher chamber pressure (about 19 to ...

Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:43 am
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The Original cartridge for the 1873 and later Springfield rifles was the .45-70-500 that is a nominal .45 cal bullet with 70 grains of black powder and a 500 grain bullet. The carbine cartridge was th ...

Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:44 pm
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I would expect that the cartridges for the Maxim gun to be of the solid drawn type and not of the original coiled brass type. I believe that the Gatling Guns were also issued with solid drawn cases mu ...

Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:43 pm
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The standard load for the M-H rifle was a nominal .45 diameter 480 grain bullet behind 85 grains of black powder. The bullet had a white paper patch. This recoiled a bit in the lighter carbines so a l ...

Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:02 pm
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Sawubona,
This thread at Gunboards might be of interest to you. Go to ---

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?p=247323

It is dated 02-04-2008. As an American site it is probably dated Fe ...

Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:13 am
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Last week I had the chance to handle one of these Witten carbines at an antique shop here in north Wales. A very nice carbine or should it be "short rifle"? The distinctive features were the ...
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