John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 109

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Primer Percussion Q.F Cartridge No I

Mark I

  Diagram of cartridge with the following parts labeled: 


PAPER DISC

CLOSING DISC

3 FIRE HOLES

POWDER

WHITED BROWN PAPER DISC

BALL

BODY

CAP


Note

     The Mark I primer differs from Mark II in the

head being recessed to receive a brass chamber containing

a cap, this cap chambre forms the anvil and has three

fire holes; it is connected with the gunpowder charge

in the body by a channel which contains a soft ball

in a coned seating and which forms the sealing chamber.

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Primer Percussion Q.F Cartridge No I

Mark I

  Diagram of cartridge with the following parts labeled: 


PAPER DISC

CLOSING DISC

3 FIRE HOLES

POWDER

WHITED BROWN PAPER DISC

BALL

BODY

CAP


Note

     The Mark I primer differs from Mark II in the

head being recessed to receive a brass chamber containing

a cap, this cap chambre forms the anvil and has three

fire holes; it is connected with the gunpowder charge

in the body by a channel which contains a soft ball

in a coned seating and which forms the sealing chamber.


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  • March 29, 2017 01:52:59 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Primer Percussion Q.F Cartridge No I

    Mark I

      Diagram of cartridge with the following parts labeled: 


    PAPER DISC

    CLOSING DISC

    3 FIRE HOLES

    POWDER

    WHITED BROWN PAPER DISC

    BALL

    BODY

    CAP


    Note

         The Mark I primer differs from Mark II in the

    head being recessed to receive a brass chamber containing

    a cap, this cap chambre forms the anvil and has three

    fire holes; it is connected with the gunpowder charge

    in the body by a channel which contains a soft ball

    in a coned seating and which forms the sealing chamber.

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