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Old January 8, 2011, 01:33 AM   #3
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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Jacobs bullet perhap? Its military application was supposed to be to destroy artillery cassion or limbers. Shells were carried in cassions or limbers and if you destroyed that, the artillery piece would be useless. Here's more on Jacob's bullet: Link

Here's an image I found. There are four belts around the bullet. The rifling correspondingly have four grooves which these belts fit into. As adapted by the Russians (Luttich Rifle), they were used to counter the minie armed French and British soldiers during the Crimean War.
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