Ammunition for the Fusil Pralon


#1

Does anyone have information on the cartridges produced for the Pralon rifle? This seems to have been made between 1886 and 1888 in small quantities but finally lost out the the Lebel after trials were held.

Happy collecting, Peter.


#2

For € 6.00 you can buy a back issue of Gazette Des Armes from 1996 has an article on it entitled: “La munition du fusil Pralon :balle perforante de 8mm essai pour la Marine" (Translated as: Pralon rifle ammunition: armor piercing bullet 8mm test for the Navy”)

http://www.gazettedesarmes.com/numero.php?num=270


#3

Here is two pictures from the ECRA Caliber Data Viewer (Woodin Laboratory collection)

And a bullet from my collection :

chassepot