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Carl Gustav Rolling Block rifle in 8x58RD (Collecting)

by Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 16:38 (2592 days ago) @ Paul Tummers

Swedish author and gun historian Josef Alm wrote the following in his Eldhandvapen II published in 1934 (my translation from Swedish):

"Like the trial cartridges, the M/1889 cartridges were loaded with 4.7 grams of compressed black powder and a 15.5 gram 30.7mm long copper jacketed bullet. The muzzle velocity was 535 mps. Later the black powder was replaced with smokeless power. The smokeless rifle powder M/1892 was called "apyrite", but was commonly known as "grey powder" due to its colour and had triangular granules."

I don't know whether the smokeless powder was adopted in 1892 or earlier, but it was at least prior to 1895.

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