75x212R Maxim-Nordenfelt Case


#1

What is this cartridge case? 75x212R pre 1897 by Maxim Nordenfelt.
Dimensions: Rim is 86.0mm. Rim thickness is 4.6mm. Base diameter is 79.2mm.
Mouth is approx.76mm. and has 3 dints to hold a wad or projectile.
It is not in Hawkinson’s book. Not Bofors, Japanese or Vickers MG.
Is it a fixed round or separate loaded. All information appreciated.


#2

Hi Ron,

This case was used in a 75 mm Maxim-Nordenfelt QF landing gun. You can find some examples in my country as well because the Argentine navy purchased this model in 1898.

Regards,

Fede


#3

Fede. Thanks for identifying my British brass case. I guess it is a complete fixed round if QF ?


#4

Ron, yes, it is a fixed round. I’m trying to find a picture or drawing of a complete example, but I haven’t had luck so far. Below you can see more information about the gun, cartridge case and different shells used.

Regards,

Fede


#5

Fede. A photo of a complete round would be great. I have other Nordenfelt 14Pr and 75mm complete rounds that are also not in Hawkinson book. I hope to post these at a later date. Cheers.


#6

Here is a drawing of the shell used as HE and practice: