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Old August 31, 2010, 09:50 AM   #2
Neruda
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No-one's rushing in here! I beleieve these are what are known as "pistol buckets" and were in use at least since the 18th century.

Are the bronze tubes visible on the photos old cartridge cases? Or are they tubes which would have protected a paper-wrapped charge and bullet?
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