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Name of spike-free cylinder shells?


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I am drawing a blank, what is the name for the Italian style shells without spiking? IIRC it starts with an "r" but Google has been no help.
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If anyone can link to a "how-to" or reference materials for such a shell that would be much appreciated. I am specifically looking for the amount of casing needed and any difference in construction from Fulcanelli style.
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I believe what you are looking for is "RINFASCIATURE." It is actually spiking twice instead of spiking and pasting. After spiking, you wrap it in dry paper and spike it again to hold it in place.

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The word I think you're referring to is "rinfasciature", or "rin" for short/those unsure to pronounce the full word. It doesn't mean what you want though. It's a method of spiking that does include pasting in a shell with wet paper. Instead, the shell is wrapped with dry paper, and spiked a second time.

 

If you really meant what you said, the term I've always seen was "stringless" shells. I have a little bit of information I can share about them if you'd like. Typically they're canister shells (term used intentionally), using machine rolled tubes with walls probably between 1/32 and 1/16" thick. They are most often broken with flash powder, but otherwise assembled more or less like normal. Spiking is skipped, and they're just pasted in, sometimes with more than normal numbers of layers to provide more reinforcement.

 

 

Edit: Gregh beat me to it.

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AH-HAH! Thank you! Rin is the word i was thinking of but not i was ultimately looking for; stringless is what i want.

 

I am looking into making my own automatic shell pasting machine and have a gut feeling that a mechanical-based (vs cnc) rin cylinder would be simpler than a spherical shell or spiking cylinder. This would be for 8" and larger.

 

Any comments on the performance of a rin vs spiking? Other considerations?

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