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11 X 48R BRAZZA CARBINE

  

Designed in 1907 with cases based on the 11x59R French Gras case type with SFM headstamps. The cartridge was named after Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di Brazzà, then known as Pierre Paul François Camille Savorgnan de Brazza (26 January 1852 - 14 September 1905), who was an Italian explorer, born in the Papal States and later naturalized as a Frenchman after whom Brazzaville (The capital of the Republic of Congo) was named. Cartridge was mainly used for hunting in Africa. Less than 10 specimens are recorded in collections.