Pauly Pistol Cartridge – Type B

The Pauly pistol cartridge Type B, shown from the top and bottom views, offers a detailed look into the ingenious design of early self-contained ammunition. The top view reveals the cavity where a round ball would be positioned, while the bottom view illustrates the area for the percussion compound, originally secured with tape or tallow. This design marked a departure from traditional methods, reducing the need for separate powder and shot loading. The innovative approach significantly enhanced loading speed and reliability, influencing the development of modern cartridges....

 


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