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Paper Cartridges
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of Paper Cartridges. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


The information about the early history of Paper Cartridges that is often quoted on the internet comes from 'The Gun and its Development' by W W Greener which was first published in London in 1881. The information shown below is taken from page 589 of the 1910 Ninth Edition.

Note that this does not specifically say in every case that these cartridges were folded from paper, although that seems to be implied.