With a little time, I decided to show you how it is built Polish signal cartridge - 1 red star.
General view and dimensions.
Metal cap sealed with paraffin. The red color and one tab = 1 RED STAR
The bottom of the producer code and year of manufacture.
361 in oval = Panstwowa Wytwornia Amunicji Mysliwskiej - PAWAM , Zaklad Produkcji Specjalnej , Pionki, Polska
( The State Factory of a Hunting Ammunition - PAWAM, Division of Special Production, Pionki, Poland )
Year of productions. 1977
POLOXID primer- sealed green paint.
Insertion of pressed paper, black colour with fire hole
Insertion - another side, reinforced fabric from the powder charge
Insertionof felt with fire hole.
Black powder compressed with light stuff as propellent and ingnition stuff.
Insertion of pressed paper, natural colour.
Spacer sleeve of pressed paper.1
Next insertion of pressed paper.1
A metal cap. 1
Perhaps someone such information useful. :-) If someone wants to, I can do such a study with a parachute flare.