Australian Cartridge Collectors Association, Inc.



Commenced in 1979, the ACCA Journal is printed each quarter and is provided free to all financial members. The Journal is a well balanced, illustrated publication of approximately twenty-eight pages devoted to all aspects of cartridge collecting. It features information from local and overseas contributors and publications, notices of ACCA meetings and related information.

Any member may submit questions, articles or information on any cartridge related matter. Local or overseas experts will answer submitted questions in the same or subsequent issues of the Journal.

Members may advertise in the Journal to sell, buy or swap up to five lines free of charge or at a fee for a larger advertisement.

The Quarterly Journals are scheduled for posting to members on the 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December. Back issues of the Journal are available to members at a nominal fee.

Journal contributions, Questions and Answers, Classifieds, etc may be sent to The National Publications Editor at PO Box 8179, Kooringal, NSW, 2650 Australia OR email acca.editor79@gmail.com

Please note: All material submitted for inclusion in any journal must be with the Editor no later than four weeks prior to the relevant date above. Guidelines to assist members in writing articles have been provided. To view or download these guideline, click here.

An index is provided to help members search for articles in past Journals.

Part 1 covers 1979 to 2015

Part 2 covers 2016 to date


Journal No 173 FIRST Edition 2023



In this Issue:


* Kynoch Ltd Letter Opener

Dennis Dalel


* French Revolver Modeel 1873 Cartridge

John Green


* Thompson SMG & Ammunition in Australia

John Kindred & David Mayner


* Letters to the Editor


* Bargain Hunting Gone Wrong

Shooda Leftit


* Bronze Wing Update

Warren Brown


* Meeting Notices


* National Meetings Ballot

Alan Parkr


* German Large Bore Ammunition - WWII

Wayne Morgan


* 'The Salisbury G MkII/MkVI Tracer Story

John Kindred & David Mayne


* Japanese Rifle Launcher Ammunition

Robert Kennington


* Look What I Found!