The symbol on this headstamp means it meets NATO specifications.
NORINCO (North Industries Corporation) - Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Combustible cartridges are paper cartridges that use paper treated with oxidizers to allow them to burn completely upon ignition.
Paper cartridges have been in use for nearly as long as hand-held firearms, with a number of sources dating their use back to the late 14th century.
It is hoped that the terms used herein will be accepted on a universal basis to aid in our understanding and communication of cartridge lore.
ANIMAL GUT CARTRIDGE - A primitive combustible cartridge consisting of a tubular sheath or sack filled with black powder which is attached to the base of a conical bullet.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: “Troops need to remain battle-ready and regular training with ammunition is key, but ‘firing off’ excess rounds after an exercise is wasteful.
See William Mont Storm patent #33,611 and Hotchkiss patent #34,364. ALLEN, ETHAN - A gunmaker in the mid- 1800s who produced a distinctive series of cartridges along with his guns.
When most people think of the history of firearms, they think of the weapons themselves.
But a gun is useless without its ammunition, which has a long and storied history in the United States and beyond.
The grease used on these cartridges was rumoured to include tallow derived from beef, which would be offensive to Hindus, and pork, which would be offensive to Muslims.
This alphabetical list of terms and definitions has been assembled from the comments and contributions of cartridge collectors over a five-year inquiry period.
It provided some degree of water resistance, it lubricated the paper-wrapped bullet as it was pushed down the bore, and it melted upon firing to mix with the powder residue and make the resulting fouling easier to remove.