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22 April 1893

Svartkruttets tid i den norske Hærens riflepatroner var offisielt over da Forsvarsdepartementet på denne dag bestemte at Jarmann-patronene fra nå av skulle lades med røyksvakt ballistittkrutt. På samme tid ble det bestemt at den papirviklede... Read more ...

22 April 1893

Svartkruttet ble erstattet i Hærens riflepatroner
Svartkruttets tid i den norske Hærens riflepatroner var offisielt over da Forsvarsdepartementet på denne dag bestemte at Jarmann-patronene fra nå av skulle lades med røyksvakt ballistittkrutt.

På samme tid ble det bestemt at den papirviklede kulen skulle erstattes av en blykule med en 0.5 mm tykk forniklet stålmantel.


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