Center-fire cartridge

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a cartridge in which the fulminate occupies an axial position usually in the center of the base of the capsule, instead of being contained in its rim. In the Prussian needle gun the fulminate is applied to the middle of the base of the bullet.

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The first successful center-fire cartridge firing revolver was the Smith & Wesson #3 American, which was chambered in .
A center-fire cartridge with a rimmed, bottlenecked case 58mm long, it was loaded with a 375-grain lead bullet and 78 grains of blackpowder for a velocity of 1380 fps.
17-caliber center-fire cartridge that propels the 20-grain V-Max at 3,650 fps.
44 center-fire cartridge, was submitted to government trials, and a number were given to cavalrymen in the field, with generally favorable results.
Both bills define "50 caliber sniper weapon" as "a rifle capable of firing a center-fire cartridge in 50 caliber, .
Being as how Smith & Wesson was more interested in selling revolvers to the US Army than to civilians, they perked up when the government told them to go back to the drawing boards and present them with a center-fire cartridge.
43 Spanish," a center-fire cartridge with rimmed, bottlenecked case 58mm long, whose 375-grain lead bullet was propelled to 1380 fps by 78 grains of blackpowder.
better known as the "Werndl" after Steyr's owner--firing a modern, center-fire cartridge.
22-caliber center-fire cartridges loaded with heavy 90-grain Sierra MatchKing bullets.
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