5.2x68 Mondragon by Polte Magdeburg


#1

When I took gun powder out, I found it to be what appears a mixture of 2 different kinds, one very fine powder, another one in flakes. Is it normal? I usually see a homogeneous presence in gun powder. Or is it degrading with time?
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#2

The cartridge design excludes a reload. I assume that during jolting of a part of gunpowder collapsed


#3

The irregular “powder” implies that the charge has decayed.