Vetterli blank ctges


#1

A few year ago I found some boxes of Vetterli ctges in Italy.
The boxes were unopened.
Among them were boxes of Mle 1890 blank (Da Salve) ctges.

Here is a picture of a box and ctge.

I sold some ctges and boxes of this kind.


A few days ago I had no more ctges therefore i opened another box.
Same label, only the manufacturer was different;

Here is what I found inside !!


my question is :
Mle 1890 blank is the ctge with white paper bullet or is it the all brass ctge ??

thanks
JP


#2

JP,
the blank model 1890 has the paper bullet. The other one is the blank model 70/87 with “appendice in metallo” (with metal appendix for).The 70/87 blank is described in Hoyem book as intended for rifles. According to the CESIM website it is a blank loading for the Gardner machine gun. Don’t know why it was packed in a box labeled “1890” but the case is headstamped 1882 and has not any re-use signs (crosses or other marks)