The M1915 weighed 630 grams with 60 grams of cheddite
, a type of explosive developed in France in 1897.
Cleaning up the bore and chamber to insure any abrasive from the stones was washed out, I made some test ammunition after ordering Cheddite
26 gauge plastic shotgun hulls I found on the Internet.
The barrel consists of a reinforced firing chamber on the firing end of the shotgun, made to fit 12-gauge Cheddite
In the fall of 2007 the Illinois-based importer DKG started importing a wicked shotgun load made by an Italian company called Cheddite
However, nitrated naphthalenes are contained in some varieties of the commonly used cheddite
. Thus, the most plausible hypothesis for the origin of the crystals is that they were formed in a fracture of the rock from gases containing unburned and volatilized explosive resulting from a blast.
The Societe Centrale de Dynamite, a holding company formed in 1887 to coordinate the various interests of Alfred Nobel and his partners, was moving into plastics and new kinds of explosives (such as Cheddite
) in the 1900s under Paul Clemenceau, a graduate engineer and brother of Georges Clemenceau, while Maletra, an old-line producer of acids and alkalis for the Norman textile industry, was moving into the refining of cobalt from ores imported from New Caledonia.
Hodgdon's extensive data for Longshot includes a variety of loads for Remington, Winchester, Fiocchi, and Cheddite
cases as well as for factory and aftermarket wads.