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    1 Inch Nordenfelt case

    Hi, Picked this nice case up today a 1 Inch Nordenfelt "Cartridge Aiming Rifle 1 inch Electric Cordite Mark I", having been reloaded from what were originally "Cartridge Aiming Rifle 1 inch Electric Mark IV (M)", which was loaded with black powder.The Cordite Mark I was introduced in June 1913 and served throughout the war until the introduction of the Mark II with an improved electric primer in the late 1920s.It had a charge of 160 grains of Size 3 cordite and a velocity of 1080 fps at 240 feet from the muzzle.
    Electric primed Aiming Rifle rounds were made for use with naval guns and some coastal artillery guns which had electric ignition. Those designed to be used by the army used percussion primers to match the ignition system of the guns.
    There were two manufacturers of electric primers for the Aimimg Rifle rounds, the Morris Patent Tube Company and Kings Norton Metals Co. The rounds were marked "M" or "KN" depending on the type of primer fitted.
    The original headstamp has been barred out and the new "I C" added, plus the dot to indicate a reload.
    All info i found was from the late TonyE. are the projectiles hard to find ?
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    Andy
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    Hi Andy,
    Nice case, they seem few and far between these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    Hi Andy,
    Nice case, they seem few and far between these days.
    Best Weasel
    Thanks Mate, yes haven't seen that many about, looking for a projecting for one will be harder i reckon,

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    the lead projectiles do come up sometimes, I've had a few that have been fired but mainly without the copper gas check that was used with cordite but put in the case they look the same.

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    These cases can not really be referred to as 1" Nordenfelt as the Nordenfelt was obsolete by the time they were in use.

    As far as I know, all British Nordenfelt cases were dated, usually in the late 1800s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pounder View Post
    the lead projectiles do come up sometimes, I've had a few that have been fired but mainly without the copper gas check that was used with cordite but put in the case they look the same.
    Thanks Mate, it must be my lucky day as a friend has found me a lead projectile with gas check.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    These cases can not really be referred to as 1" Nordenfelt as the Nordenfelt was obsolete by the time they were in use.

    As far as I know, all British Nordenfelt cases were dated, usually in the late 1800s.
    Yes you are right it should be "Cartridge Aiming Rifle 1 inch Electric Mark IV (M)"

 

 

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