7.5 x 53.5mm Swiss wood blank model 1890/03


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7.5 x 53.5mm Swiss wood blank model 1890/03

This cartridge is brass cased, with a brass primer and black primer seal. The case length conforms to the older 1889 ball cartridge. The “bullet” is green stained wood and secured in the case by coning at the mouth and a three segment crimp low down in the neck. The bullet/case juncture is waxed. I show various headstamps.

Have I correctly identified this cartridge please, I think that this cartridge superseded the model 1890 which had a longer red bullet? Would the correct charger for this cartridge be green with a wood insert ahead of the bullets?

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