Does anyone know much about Eley needlefire cartridges? From what I can tell they were introduced in 1860, and were originally made with a paper tube case body. However, every specimen I have examined seems to have a rolled brass foil body, covered with paper.
If anyone has any photos of the paper-tube version, please let me know. I have several variations of the brass foil version in 75-, 90-, and 110-bore. My hunch is that this style of case was introduced soon after Eley started working with Boxer on his case, but it is only a hunch.
I’m also looking for any ads or testimonials for the rifles and/or cartridges from period sporting magazines, etc. Any background material would be welcome.
Thanks - Dan