4 Gauge Ex-DDR Smoke Signal blue


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I had to open such a cartridge for a friend, and I Show the “Ingredients”

  1. Paper base disc to hold the blackpowder near the primer,
  2. The Aluminium cylinder containing the smoke composition
  3. a styrofoam Piece, to leep the smoke cylinder in place
  4. and the closing disc from Aluminium…
    The Alu-Cylinder with the smoke compound has a hole in on end which allows the ignition by the powder-charge and has a blue closingdisc, to indicate that blue smoke…
    This is NOT visible at the outside…
    The blue smoke load is only indicated at the outside by the writings and the blue band around the base of the case…
    Loaded by Factory 203 (Silberhütte) in 1985

Peter