hope this is not too “off topic” to warrant removal…
got talking with someone yesterday, the upshot of which was the aquisition by myself of a “wall hanger”.
a quick search on the internet shows it to be based on what looks to have originally been a single shot bolt action 11 mm Needle Fire Chassepot Mle 1866.
can anyone tell me about this cartridge? (over and above what can be found on the “wiki” website, that is!)
the exterior of the firearm in question is in quite poor condition, yet the rifling is crisp and bright still, surprisingly!
if i can find enough information on the cartridge, eventually I’d like to look into the feasibility of restoring this piece into a working firearm again (excusing the pun… it’s a long shot, but you never know!)
the image below is of the breech of an example in far better condition than the one i have…