packet & 10 cartridges
buff paper packet printed in black and tied with string, containing 10 centrefire cartridges of Boxer construction.
Description: this was the last Mark of carbine cartridge approved for the Martini-Henry, and was approved for service on 1 October 1879. It differed from the Mark II only in having three cuts in the paper patch round the bullet. The Martini-Henry Carbine cartridge was loaded with 70 grains of powder instead of the 85 grains in the rifle load, and a 410 grain bullet rather than a 480 grain one. With the introduction of solid drawn cartridge cases for the Martini-Henry in 1885, which were produced concurrently with the earlier Boxer composite case (which remained in service in India until at least 1945), it became necessary to differentiate the case types on the wrapper.
1) printed on packet
1) CARTRIDGES S.A. // BALL // MARTINI-HENRY CARBINE // ROLLED CASE // MARK III 1893 // K