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  • Sharp's Linen Cartridge

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    Sharp's Linen Cartridge - Inventory Number: BUL 200

    The cartridge case is rolled of fine linen and tissue paper was glued to close the back end. This tube was then filled with gun powder and glued to the bullet. Upon firing, the percussion cap burnt through the tissue paper and ignited the charge and propelling the bullet. The paper and linen was expected to be totally consumed during firing.

    Inventory Number: BUL 200