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Cartridges from the world at large, but illustrative of the 'evolution' of the device. Some rather obscure.
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The Kurz was the forerunner of the 7.62x39mm. The Soviets claim vice versa. Also called 7.92x33mm. The Lebel is a strange shape. The very first smokeless powder cartridge and designed by black powder designers.

I just remember the strange shape of the Lebel and had to look it up to spell it correctly. I am not familiar with the 7.92 Kurz. I will do some research. Thanks.


Sucop, I must admit I've forgotten all of them. But you hit most of them.

Third from the left is a .30 Government known also as .30-40 Krag (if 8mm Mauser it would be as long in the case as the 7mm Mauser) the one you passed on is the 7.92 Kurz, the 'assault rifle' round the NAZI regime developed in late 1944. All the rest are as you call them. I thought the Lebel would be the hard one to identify.

Let's see if I'm right. From left to right, The French Lebel 8mm, .303 British, 7mm Mauser, 8mm Mauser, .30-06, .308, ?, 7.62 x 39 mm, .223, and the .375 H&H.


Racoon, there are some of my favorites missing as well. However, the collection is of 'transitional' cartridges; moving from one form or theory of operation to another. Most of these show the first and second transitions to smokeless powder from black powder. A couple of them are 'intermediate' type rounds.


I think my favorite is missing.
The one on the left in this picture:

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