9mm Flobert Special Purpose Cartridge?


#1

I got this 9mm Flobert a number of years ago. When I got it, it came with a story which I have long forgotten. It is basically a 9mm Flobert new primed empty (Cartoucherie Francaise) with a red heavy paper sleeve around the base.

rim: 10.39mm
Base: 9.22mm (with paper sleeve)
Length:29.7mm

Is it real or just something some one put together? If it is legit what was its purpose?

Thanks

Paul


#2

Paul
is the sleeve removable? If so what’s under?
Is the shell loaded?


#3

Hi Paul.
I bought one of these years ago and at that time it was described as a cannon primer (French). There was no information with it other than the verbal description from the seller. Perhaps JP or Phil Mention would know more.

Cheers,
Will.


#4

Greetings,

Pete, the sleeve is friction fitted and can be removed. The case and sleeve are empty, just a NPE.

Will, now that you mention a cannon primer that vaguely rings a bell. I got this a number of years ago at the Chicagoland Show. Maybe we got them from the same person.

Paul


#5

Here is the box.

I don’t know exactly what is it, but I think it is for french mortar training device.

chassepot


#6

delcampe.net/page/item/id,10 … age,F.html


#7

Chassepot and JP thanks for the replies.

JP can you supply any additional information on the device shown in the link, it’s purpose, how it works etc?

Thanks
Paul


#8

hello Paul
No idea
All i have are the pictures of Delcampe

jp


#9

Yves, great box, thanks for the picture.

I can add that S.A.M.I.C. stands for Société d’Appareils de Mesures Industrielles et de Contrôle.

Regards,

Fede