It is in 1911, while the U.S. Army adopted Colt 1911, has accepted this ammunition. Already between 1906 and 1908, experiments were under way to choose what ammunition would be used that caliber.38 or calibre. 45... This ammunition for automatic guns will be used long after the war, until the adoption by the 9 mm Parabellum American army.
This cartridge will also be used with the famous Thomson, and the grease gun.
This cartridge was used to fire at close range. His throat case is brass, and the projectile cylindro-spherical in shape, has a body covered with lead to a "tombak" shirt. Its weight is 14, 9 g. There are sometimes cases in steel, as in the following photos (left brass, right steel).
This cartridge blank is easily recognizable not its conical shape due to the absence of projectile. It was used for fire training and fire ceremonies.
This cartridge was first used for the shooting of observation. Subsequently, it will be for the incendiary effect of the Office, as well as for signage. His point was painted red.
This cartridge was used for the training of personnel for the mechanism of loading and ejection of the ball, to detect the hesitations of the staff when firing and finally to test theweapon It even. The cartridge is identifiable by the holes on the sides of the ball and the absence of primer.
|Model||Weight cartridge||Length||Powder type||Weight
|Chamber pressure||Initial speed|
|21.45 g||32.39 mm||SR 7970||15.16 g||1.336 kg/cm²||270 m/s|
|6.74 g||28.14 mm||SR 4990||NONE||NONE||NONE|
|Tracer M26||21.45 g||32.39 mm||SR 7970||???||1.336 kg/cm²||270 m/s|
|19.76 g||32.39 mm||NONE||???||NONE||NONE|
This cartridge used for different weapons was therefore on different Chargers. Tout first here are the different boxes in which this cartridge was transported and delivered.
Two boxes different for the packaging of ammunition of 45ACP caliber US, produced by two different manufacturers. Top a box of 50 cartridges, bottom one of 20 cartridges.
600 cartons packed by 50 boxes were placed in this container.
Charger of Colt 1911A1