Det norske kammerladningsgeværet modell 1846 ble approbert. Geværene ble produsert i Norge ved Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, ved A. Francotte i Liège i Belgia og Våpenfabrikken Crause i Herzberg i nåværende Tyskland. Modell 1846 var en forbedret... Read more ...
Approbasjon av kammerladningsgevær modell 1846
Det norske kammerladningsgeværet modell 1846 ble approbert. Geværene ble produsert i Norge ved Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, ved A. Francotte i Liège i Belgia og Våpenfabrikken Crause i Herzberg i nåværende Tyskland. Modell 1846 var en forbedret utgave av modell 1842, som var den første approberte kammerladermodellen. Et uforandret modell 1846 kammerladningsgevær er i dag svært sjeldent og det kjennes kun få eksemplarer.
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Norway was one of the first countries in the world, perhaps even the first, which adopted a repeating bolt action rifle for the armed forces. The rifle was invented by the Norwegian engineer J. S. Jarmann, and was adopted in 1884. The rifle was modern in 1884, but already obsolete in 1894. This is the story of the Jarmann rifle.
Published: 24 November 2007 by Øyvind Flatnes.
Edited: 24 November 2007.
A picture of a target which I shot from the standing position with my Pedersoli .75 cal. Brown Bess carbine loaded with paper cartridges from a distance of 35 yds. The cartridge consisted of a .735" ball dipped in a mixture of deer tallow and bees wax and 90 grs. of 1F powder. You would probably get better results with a patched roundball, but what the heck, I'm satisfied anyway!
Sometime during the 17th century the armies of the time began to use the paper cartridge for their muskets. Before, the musketeers had used a bandoleer with the desired amount of gunpowder measured beforehand which was kept in a tubular wooden container. This was an inconvenient way to carry the ammunition because the ball had to be kept in a pouch separately from the powder. Loading a musket was by then a time consuming process.
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Loading a Musket with Paper Cartridge
.75 cal. musket cartridge.
The greased paper around the ball will work as some sort of crude patching. I have experienced that if the excess paper is torn away (all the paper that isn't greased) accuracy will be best.
Now we can prime our musket. I normally use 4F for this, but I have also tried 3F, 2F and even 1F powder. The musket will ignite with all of them, but the coarser the priming powder is, the slower the ignition time will be.