7mm Canne gun & who is Ar S


#1

I was told this is a 7mm Canne gun flare cartridge.

1.547" / 39.31mm OAL,
.761" / 19.35mm case length,
.349" / 8.88mm rim,
.277" / 7.02mm head,
.273" / 6.95mm case mouth.

The mouth has a shiny black top wad or seal, almost flush with the mouth.

So two questions, is it for a 7mm canne gun, and just who is “Ar S”?
Thanks


#2

Pete, the “Ar S” is most likely to represent the designation “Artifices Sarbacane” meaning “Sarbacane Fireworks” which is used in SFM catalogues, rather than a person. This hs abbreviation is known on at least two different fireworks loadings (‘Petard’).


#3

Most excellent Brad, THANKS a bunch, this thing as been bugging me for a long time.

Guess I sort of got hung up on a Petard !