Gras short range blank


#1

I have a blank for the Gras short range cartridge, it is headstamped “GAUPILLAT PARIS”. Can anyone post a photo of the complete Gras short range cartridge showing how it works?

Thanks in advance for anyone who has one.


#2

MMMhhh,maybe I have a similar round too :)

Falcon,the complete gras short range cartridge is pictured in the munition.org website.Just click the 11 x 59 Gras tubo reducido link in the fuego central list

I opened a thread about this caps in this forum
iaaforum.org/forum2/viewtopic.ph … light=gras


#3

Thanks Pivi, I now understand how it works.

I suppose the different lengths of cartridge gave different ranges that the projectile would be propelled to. 11mm being the least powerful and 30mm the most powerful.


#4

[quote=“Falcon”]

I suppose the different lengths of cartridge gave different ranges that the projectile would be propelled to. 11mm being the least powerful and 30mm the most powerful.[/quote]

It works as the 6,5 mm carcano short range cartridge (1st type) and other cartridges ( i.e. 8 x 50R mannlicher).
I think you are right with your idea.