[quote="DrSchmittCSAEOD"This illustration does not say GATLING nor NORDENFELT on it.
[[color=#0000BF]b]The illustration says gatling (see picture below)
The other illustration about Nordenfeld said : Nordenfeld[/b][/color]
Further, it is not the typical one inch NORDENFELT as we know it. It does not have the same bullet nor the characteristic paper wrap between the head and tube. The primer is also distinctive but I do not have a photo handy.
[color=#0000FF]This drawing is from 1871, meaning just after the beginning of the gatling gun.
(This drawing is more than 15 years older than the first SFM drawings of any ctge you can find, because except two or three exceptions they start in 1888.[/color]
[color=#0000FF]The Gatling guns shown on the drawing (and the particular ctge shown) were used during the rebellion in Paris in 1870
Therefore you can find small differences with the ctge you know which is surely more recent and perhaps not made at all in France.[/color]
Buttweiler said that this particular EXACT cartridge type was made by SFM and that documents exist to prove it.
[color=#000080]Regarding the SFM archives there are (to my knowledge) only three drawings of Gatling ctges:
the two first one (dated from 1895) show solid case ctges.
the third one (dated from 1904) show also a solid case ctge.
Regarding Nordenfeld ctges they are only two drawings (dated from 1900 and 1901) which show solid case ctges.
(I am not talking of primers and bullets but just from the cases)[/color]
[color=#000080]Ask Buttweiller if he saw that in the SFM drawings files or somewhere else. In one of the many books SFM used to have for example, showing non SFM manufactures.[/color]
[color=#0000BF]They are very very few ctges after 1888 made by SFM with rolled case.
Therefore if SFM dit it I think it is before this date.
I can talk only about the documents i know, some people have perhaps more info.[/color]