12 mm perrin


#1

I have a 12mm perrin cartridge. It says in Cartridges by Logan that this was used in the american civil war. Is there any way I can tell what date this was manufactured? It doesn’t have any markings and the book I have just has a drawing. Even if someone knows the latest date they were made would be nice. The cartridge is in really nice shape and I find it hard to believe it would be 150 years old.
Kim


#2

This cartridge was also loaded in europe so you have firstly to know if it is of european or american manifacture


#3

You know an american manufacture for perrin ???
JP


#4

Kimzter: This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but I believe the Perrin cartridge with a one-piece copper case and inside priming is the one most closely associated with the American civil war. Apparently a fair number of these survived the war and even a hundred years later still looked quite fresh. JG


#5

the one I have is a one piece copper case and inside primed, I didn’t know there were others :). The bullet is round nosed with a flat tip. The bullet is brown, maybe painted. I didn’t want to scrape the color off to see what was underneath it in case it was made with the brown coating
thanks
Kim


#6

Kim: I haven’t looked at mine in a while but I believe it has the same coating on the bullet, so I’d assume it’s an original waterproofing or anti-corrosion measure. There are other, later, loadings of the 12 m/m thick rim cartridge (I assume Perrin and 12 m/m thick rim are the same) with conventional external priming. I have two with battery cup primers, one very tiny and one very large. JG