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This cartridge started life in 1887 and was adopted 5 years later
The original load was .73 grams of blackpowder and later changed to .25 grams of "poudre T" smokeless powder with a cardboard wad. The projectile is flat-based, lead with copper alloy jacket which weighed 7.90 grams (121.9 grains).
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It was around 1892 when this change took place, after the Mle.1892 was offically adopted for service. Some of commercial ammunition was loaded with black-powder up to 1898 sometime.
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