John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 110

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Primer Percussion Q.F Cartridge No 1

Mark II


 Diagram of cartridge with the following parts labeled: 


3 FIRE HOLES

PLUG

ANVIL

CLOSING DISC

PAPER DISC

POWDER

BALL

BODY

CAP


Note

    The Mark II primer consists of a metal body,

screwed externally for a portion of its length to fit the

primer hole in the cartridge case, the interior is bored

and recessed to take a cap which is secured by a

screwed plug, this plug has an anvil at one end the

other end being bored out to form a sealing chamber and

contains a soft copper ball to seal the escape of gas

after firing and relieve the pressure on the cap, the

sealing chamber is closed by a perforated screwed

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Primer Percussion Q.F Cartridge No 1

Mark II


 Diagram of cartridge with the following parts labeled: 


3 FIRE HOLES

PLUG

ANVIL

CLOSING DISC

PAPER DISC

POWDER

BALL

BODY

CAP


Note

    The Mark II primer consists of a metal body,

screwed externally for a portion of its length to fit the

primer hole in the cartridge case, the interior is bored

and recessed to take a cap which is secured by a

screwed plug, this plug has an anvil at one end the

other end being bored out to form a sealing chamber and

contains a soft copper ball to seal the escape of gas

after firing and relieve the pressure on the cap, the

sealing chamber is closed by a perforated screwed


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  • March 29, 2017 03:14:49 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Primer Percussion Q.F Cartridge No 1

    Mark II


     Diagram of cartridge with the following parts labeled: 


    3 FIRE HOLES

    PLUG

    ANVIL

    CLOSING DISC

    PAPER DISC

    POWDER

    BALL

    BODY

    CAP


    Note

        The Mark II primer consists of a metal body,

    screwed externally for a portion of its length to fit the

    primer hole in the cartridge case, the interior is bored

    and recessed to take a cap which is secured by a

    screwed plug, this plug has an anvil at one end the

    other end being bored out to form a sealing chamber and

    contains a soft copper ball to seal the escape of gas

    after firing and relieve the pressure on the cap, the

    sealing chamber is closed by a perforated screwed

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    17035 / 198349
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    Contributor
    Mrs Jean Hanby
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