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Post by cantona1 »

Just something for anyone interested in ordnance, I found this un fired 30-06 round today along with a couple of buckle fragments,
The spaghetti like strands are cordite, sometimes used instead of gunpowder, as it is not explosive but regarded as a slow-burning propellant I carried out a little experiment, and after 70 odd years in a wet Devon field it still works, Amazing :)

I think cordite caused less damage to the barrel of the weapon???
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