Shot Shells


#1

May be a ridicolous question:
Does anyone know when the standard shot shells where developed like 12 ga, 16 ga…

Thanks in advance

Jo


#2

1836
Casmir Lefaucheux invented the selfcontained cartridge and breechloading.

The calibers were there way long before that, in smoothbore frontstuffers (British Brown Bess in .75/12 bore and Frence Charleville in .69/16 bore, to name a few).


#3

Chickenthief,
Thanks!

I should have been more specific.
I was looking for the dates of the “modern” CF shells as they are uesed nowadays


#4

The Brit’s had it when they started with the Gun Barrel Proof Act of 1868 & the US was SAAMI which I think was in the early 1920’s. But as gauge is defined as the diameter of the number of round lead balls from one OZ (I think) of lead. I known that’s not exactly correct but… So that measurement was decided long ago.

Before SAAMI in the US I think it was an industry standard that just grew from use by everyone Ammunition & Gun makers.


#5

Pete, it was a pound (lb).


#6

Oh yea Mike a Pound, more than a Euro right?

Seriously thanks.