I was reading a c1911 Westley Richards catalogue and noticed that they used Sherwood to refer to both the rifle and the cartridge. The only examples of this cartridge that I can find are headstamped either KYNOCH 300 or ELEY 300 Ex L. This raises two questions in my mind -
1 - Is the proper name of this cartridge the 300 extra long as chambered by WR in their Sherwood rifle OR did Eley not wish to use the word Sherwood in their headstamps and created a brand new designation, the extra long, as differentiated from the other 300 miniature cartridges?
2 - Who (or where) was/is Sherwood and why did WR use this name? (I have visions of a 1910 era Robin Hood wondering around Sherwood forest with his miniature rifle in hand.)
Any information in this area is appreciated.