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Rim-fire cartridge


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rim-fire cartridge a cartridge in which the fulminate is contained in a rim surrounding its base.
    • Rim-fire cartridge (Mil) See under Cartridge.
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In literature:

It was a recently-fired rimmed cartridge-case.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
Also made to shoot .32 short rim-fire cartridges.
"The Bradys After a Chinese Princess" by Francis Worcester Doughty
The chief faults of the rim-fire cartridges are danger and unreliability caused by the action of heat on the lubricant.
"The Modern American Pistol and Revolver" by A. C. Gould
Rim-fire cartridges cannot be reloaded.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright