John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 107

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Note

     The ammunition is fired and a complete round consists

of a cartridge case with a percussion primer, charge, shrapnel

shell and fuze.

The case is of solid drawn brass slightly tapered towards

the mouth, and has a hole in the base screwed and recessed

to take a percussion primer, the cases are black lacquered

(formerly dulled) so as to render them as inconspicuous as

possible.

     The charge consists of a 1 lb 6 15/16 oz bundle of

cordite M.D size 8, recessed at one end to fit over the

primer and the boss of the case, and the other end being

in contact with the base of the shell

The Mark III

     Shrapnel shell has a steel body with a recess

in the base to contain a tin cup for bursting charge, the

head of the shell is struck with a radius of two diameters

and is fitted with a 2" brass fuze socket. A brass

tube containing perforated powder pellets conveys the flash

of the fuze to the bursting charge. one end of the fuze

being fitted into the fuze socket, the other being screwed

into a steel disc placed over the tin cup

P.J.Q

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Note

     The ammunition is fired and a complete round consists

of a cartridge case with a percussion primer, charge, shrapnel

shell and fuze.

The case is of solid drawn brass slightly tapered towards

the mouth, and has a hole in the base screwed and recessed

to take a percussion primer, the cases are black lacquered

(formerly dulled) so as to render them as inconspicuous as

possible.

     The charge consists of a 1 lb 6 15/16 oz bundle of

cordite M.D size 8, recessed at one end to fit over the

primer and the boss of the case, and the other end being

in contact with the base of the shell

The Mark III

     Shrapnel shell has a steel body with a recess

in the base to contain a tin cup for bursting charge, the

head of the shell is struck with a radius of two diameters

and is fitted with a 2" brass fuze socket. A brass

tube containing perforated powder pellets conveys the flash

of the fuze to the bursting charge. one end of the fuze

being fitted into the fuze socket, the other being screwed

into a steel disc placed over the tin cup

P.J.Q


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  • March 29, 2017 01:30:32 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Note

         The ammunition is fired and a complete round consists

    of a cartridge case with a percussion primer, charge, shrapnel

    shell and fuze.

    The case is of solid drawn brass slightly tapered towards

    the mouth, and has a hole in the base screwed and recessed

    to take a percussion primer, the cases are black lacquered

    (formerly dulled) so as to render them as inconspicuous as

    possible.

         The charge consists of a 1 lb 6 15/16 oz bundle of

    cordite M.D size 8, recessed at one end to fit over the

    primer and the boss of the case, and the other end being

    in contact with the base of the shell

    The Mark III

         Shrapnel shell has a steel body with a recess

    in the base to contain a tin cup for bursting charge, the

    head of the shell is struck with a radius of two diameters

    and is fitted with a 2" brass fuze socket. A brass

    tube containing perforated powder pellets conveys the flash

    of the fuze to the bursting charge. one end of the fuze

    being fitted into the fuze socket, the other being screwed

    into a steel disc placed over the tin cup

    P.J.Q

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