10,35х47R Vetterli-Vitali Metraglia M1870


#1

Just finished cutaway of Italian 10,35х47R Vetterli-Vitali Metraglia M1870 cartridge. Here is a result. Hope this could be interesting



#2

Great work and pictures. Thanks for sharing.


#3

Thank you, Fede


#4

Very nice pictures! Excuse me for the ignorance, but I want to ask what kind of cartridge is that? What about bullet material?

Cheers!

Ivo


#5

It is a guard load, bullet is made up of several pieces of lead that separate after firing, such as a shot load


#6

[quote=“Iv4o”]Very nice pictures! Excuse me for the ignorance, but I want to ask what kind of cartridge is that? What about bullet material?

Cheers!

Ivo[/quote]

Hi!

The whole bullet consist of 1 upper bullet made of lead (Makarow bullet shape) + 3 lead disks (each divided in 3 sectors) = totally 10 bullets

As you can see at the pictures, lower disks is wrapped in paper

Under the such bulllet loaded the felted wad and black powder

Regads,
Dmitry


#7

Did you use the real black powder or a non-flammable substitute in your sectioned round?


#8

Of course, real black powder from the sectioned cartridge


#9

I was just wondering this. I have sectioned a few cartridges recently, and I have used inert replica propellant that I made. They were British .303 rounds, so I made cordite by cutting spaghetti strands into short pieces.


#10

Yes, I know that some collectors used replica propellant for cutaways. I think it’s a good idea to use inert materials. But in some cases it’s too difficult to find exact substitution for powders, for example: Russian tubular VT (looks like Du Pont IMR16 or 17), German powders Nz. T.P. (1,4x2x0,5/0,25) or Nz.Pl.Patr.R.P. (1,5x1,5x0,7), etc.

Though for my sectioned specimens I use only original components.