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please pardon my ignorance but what is a 12mm m-1858 ?


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About the French manufactured Revolver ? pinfires, yes?
It is said & I have seen examples of the rounds but not the boxes, that a raised “G” on the bullet nose was for the military.
hope this is of help & that you were asking about the revolver.


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[quote=“Pete deCoux”]About the French manufactured Revolver ? pinfires, yes?
It is said & I have seen examples of the rounds but not the boxes, that a raised “G” on the bullet nose was for the military.
hope this is of help & that you were asking about the revolver.[/quote]
HI Pete,

a raised G on the bullet nose.
Have youa picture please?
jp


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[quote=“Laurent”]Thank you Pete,
This is helpfull of course, before your answer I did’nt know if there was any kind of headstamp on these loads. I believe the raised “G” was for “Gevelot”, at that time the navy purchase their cartridges on commercial market.[/quote]
Yes there is also a small raised “G” headstammp


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I have this cartridge but I don’t know it is a french navy cartridge.

Is somebody can confirm with an original document ?


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chassepot


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The ctges with a G raised on the flat nose bullet have nothing to see with Navy rounds.

They are civilian ctges made by Gevelot (the hstp is a G raised at 12 oc) and the G on the bullet means it is made of compressed lead.
It is a 1869 patent.
These ctges exist in different calibers.
JP