- Apr 8, 2017
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- Central Missouri
The correct terminology probably depends more on where you are, time period and firearm end use. If the term is understood in context, it doesn't matter if its envelope or cone.What is the proper terminology for just the paper "shell". Is it a cone or an envelope? It seems both names have been used on different threads, posts and videos.
Yep, PDF about that, Pre-Metallic Cartridges for Pistols and Revolvers: https://americansocietyofarmscollectors.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/1979-B40-Pre-Metallic-Cartridges-For-Pistols-And-.pdf"At first made of metal foil, they were improved until they consisted of a bullet to the base of which was attached a charge of powder contained in an envelope made either of goldbeaters skin or of paper impregnated with saltpeter so that it would be consumed by the fire of the discharge." From page 110 in "A History of the Colt Revolver," Haven and Belden.
I do not have the answer. I hope you will provide one after you have tried these.Oops, left some filters soaking in the solution for a pretty good while. I forgot 4 of them from the other night. They were in the solution for several days. Pretty sure these will work out just fine but is there a "too long"?
For pistol and revolver, tea bags I guess, but for rifle (Sharps 59) paper Kraft nitrated like what I do when I don't do the cartridges in flax tissue, I don't really believe in coffee filter paper it is not strong enough: 500gr of lead for the bullet ...If you had to pick only one kind of paper and your choices were coffee filters or tea bags. Which would you choose?
Are you substituting the word traction for friction? I'm not following your meaning.The tea bags are made of non-woven paper, moderately pressed between the rolls and very resistant to traction and they burn very well, not the coffee filters which are made of a kind of paper that looks a bit like porous cellulose that retains too much KNO³ and they do not resist to traction .
I can be wrong but the few tests I have done go in that direction.....