The Big Bang!

(from a Black Powder Rifle)

    This photograph shows a .577 Snider Rifle being fired on the 25 metre range. This cartridge was produced in several forms from 1867 onwards and saw use in the British Army. The first cartridge cases were made of cardboard, but were soon changed to brass as a more practical material for military use. In the gun shown, the case is of brass with a central (boxer primer) and a propellant charge of black powder. The load used is at the upper limit for use on the indoor range.

The Big Bang! (from a Black Powder rifle)


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