Cartridge of the month had fallen behind schedule, but is now up to date. (No guarantee that January will show up in the next few days, however…)
We need some more submissions from various people.
I will be grateful for anything as long as it has one or more sectioned cartridges and some explanation of what it is and what makes it interesting.
Here is my personal “wish list” of what I think would be a bit different- who can provide some of these?
.22 rimfire types- maybe 19th century types (.22 Flobert, BB cap, CB cap, short, long, long rifle) and then maybe another submission of 20th century types (.22 WRF, .22 magnum, etc)?
Several of the .17 caliber rimfires?
One or more sectioned paper cartridges for muzzle loaders, or early external primed rounds (Sharps, Maynard, Smith, Gallagher, etc)? Prefer to run one at a time.
Needle gun cartridges?
A Hunt “rocket ball” or Volcanic round?
Flechette rounds such as single flechette small arms rounds, multi-flechette shotgun types, or big bore artillery beehive rounds? Each of these could be a stand-alone Cartridge of the Month.
Something on rifle grenades (other than 40mm M79 types)?
How about a bag type powder charge for artillery (maybe even use a good drawing from a manual if you don’t have an actual sectioned charge)?
Maybe some Civil War artillery fuzes- Borman, time fuzes, impact fuzes, etc? One or several at a time?
Comparison of sectioned “noise” blanks and “grenade launching” blanks in the same caliber?
A Spencer family portrait- .46, .56-56, .56-52, .56-50?
Daisy VL caseless cartridge?
Internal primer types (Martin, Benet, etc)?
Comparison of balloon head and solid head cases?
I bet a lot of this sort of stuff is just sitting around in various collections and no one else ever gets to enjoy seeing it. Come on, submit some stuff and share it!