Flare cartridges


#1

Was that Mr.Very or Mr.Verey who invented these flares? Which spelling is correct?


#2

The Very pistol was invented by an American Naval Officer named Edward Wilson Very, so “Very” is the correct spelling. What calibre / gauge are these flares, and what is the headstamp?


#3

Headstamp: P.C. No.10. What is P.C.?


#4

Vlad–P.C. is Peters Cartridge Company.


#5

Vlad - The Peters cartridge company was based in Cincinnati, Ohio. “No.10” Means 10 Gauge, as these are the same cases as 10 Gauge shotgun shells.