Hi, All…Our good friend Mr. Meketa, with his recent postings of great info and photos of 1950’s vintage U.S. military experimental cartridges, has prompted me to include some of my own, from about 50 years previous. Robert W. Scott did much cartridge experimenting circa 1900 and here are some examples. Some were tested by the Ordnance Dept., but none were adopted.
From left to right in the photo:
- Scott Patent “duplex” load; known as a guard or riot load back in the day.
- Sectioned example of #1 above. As can be seen, the case neck is elongated to hold the bullets with a brass sleeve being swaged to the outside of the altered case to return the outer profile to original dimensions.
- Cartridge case for #1 and #2 above, minus the sleeve.
- Case with different length sleeve than “standard”
- Yet another different sleeve length.
- Elongated case for 3 bullet load (Would love to find a loaded example !!)
Headstamps on all are W.R.A.Co. 30 U.S.G., with exeption of #6, which is U.M.C. 30 U.S.A.