I have to ID some cartridge casings that I dug up this summer in an archaeological survey. The location is a border pass / quarantine between Romania and Austria-Hungary that was established in early 19th century (aprox. 1840-1850) and was active until aproximately 1910. The casings come from the “later” area of the settlement and #1 and #3 were discovered in a trash pit behind the main building. #2 comes from another location in the same general area (a watch post).
#1 and #2 are very similar in terms of dimensions but they have different rim styles and primers. I think they are both 11.3x36R Gasser revolver (“Montenegrin”) made by different manufacturers, one using a regular base and Boxer or Roth priming (#1) and one using the Mauser-A rim and Berdan priming (#2). I`d really appreciate if you could confirm or infirm my theory. I ruled out the 11.2x36R Werndl Carbine cartridge M77 as there is no visible neck on any of the casings. Also, i attached some shots with the two casings compared to a 11.2x42R Werndl.
#3 was recovered damaged and continued to deteriorate during transport and cleaning. I`m happy i could still get its dimensions. I could not properly ID it, the matches could be:
-11.35x17R Danish 1865
-11mm French Navy
Make sure to check the dimension sketches at the end. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.