Morse Metallic Cartridge
Among the first of metal cartridges of American invention is the Morse, which was brought out a short time before the war of the rebellion, but not thoroughly experimented with at the time or introduced into service. Its objectionable features are apparent in the light of progress made. Its merits over paper or similar ammunition are apparent, the chief, perhaps, being that it was designed as a self-primed cartridge, had a flanged-head for extracting the case, and that it reduced the operations of loading.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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