Gentlemen [much more learned than I]:
In scouring newspaper accounts of November 1914 that deal with the placement of early orders with American ammunition manufacturers for “bullets for Europe,” one of the largest such orders describes the ammunition desired, and soon to be produced, as being comprised of “small, long, steel-jacketed bullets, the seven millimeter cartridge, and the .43 caliber bullets, non-jacketed”. There is no further identification indicated. The articles also state that just whom these bullets are being manufactured for is not known. Can any of the esteemed members of this forum enlighten me as to just which cartridges, specifically, I may be dealing with here and whom the “buyer” may be? I know, to a certainty, that this specific order/“deal” was put together through the New York banking concern of J. P. Morgan and the orders are to be filled by the Western Cartridge Company, East Alton, Illinois. If any of my fellow members have images of this same ammunition, I would also be grateful if these images could be posted. I apologize for the vague nature of the description, but this is all I have to go on.