Strange mystery cartridge cases


#1

Newbie here,

Can anyone identify the cartridge cases that I’ve posted below? I got these in a box of old gun parts from an estate sale. they were in a small box on which is written “Charrion”. Machined from brass, measue just over 63mm long by 12.7mm O.D. by 11.5mm I.D. They have small primers, one “W” which I assume is Winchester, the other “U” I assume for UMC. There are no other markings. Wondering what these might fit or be used for. Appreciate your thoughts and input
Thanks,
Rich


#2

Could be Safety Fuze Igniters for remote switches (“Murray Switch”) for
Military or even Civilian Demolition Purposes
"Military Murray Switches" used a Primed .303 case with its neck slit to crimp over normal Military Safety Fuse or Det-Cord.

Murray Switches were often used in Wired Booby traps.

Any other suggestions?

Regards,
Doc AV


#3

Rich, those are modern brass cases for the 11 mm Chassepot.


#4

Would you say these were professionaly manufactured or home made? How are they ejected? I understood the Chassepot used a combustible cartridge which was not ejected.

Thanks,
Rich


#5

I would have said they were remote detonated primers for blasting. But who am I to say? i know nothing.