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11.35mm SCHOUBOE

The 11.35mm Schouboe is a simple blowback pistol with a non-exposed hammer and was designed by Jens Theodor Suhr Schouboe, - better known for his work on the Madsen light machine gun - during 1903 and was originally designed as a pocket pistol chambered in 32 ACP but...

11.5 X 35 WERDER M69

Cartridge developed around 1869 for use in both the Werder M69 Pistol as well as the Werder Carbine developed by Johann Ludwig Werder and based on his rifle design from 1868. It used a falling block design and was one of the first center-fire handguns to be adopted by...

11.5mm MONTENEGRIN GASSER

   This is described as the 11.5x36R Montenegrin Gasser that was used in a heavy 6-shot Gasser system revolver. This cartridge was listed in the 1909 SFM catalogue as the “11.5mm Montenegrin Gasser”. The ‘standard’ 11.3m Gasser M.1870 revolver has a tapered...

11.5mm ROTH

   This is the exceedingly rare 11.5 mm Roth-Krnka experimental made by George Roth for the British auto-pistol trials (c. 1901-1903). The trials are described in the Minutes of the Small Arms Committee, from the Royal Armouries Library at Leeds as well as...

11mm DEVILLERS MOCK DUEL

Developed by a French medical doctor, Dr Paul Devilliers during the early 1900’s when the sport of duelling was still practiced. His invention was filed under patent N° 312320 whereby a spherical ball made of wax, tallow and Barium Sulphate was inserted in a cartridge...

11mm DEVISME

Louis-François Devisme was known for his exceptional quality firearms during the 19th century, which are highly sought after, even today. He received numerous awards over a thirty year period, from his first award for firearms design and manufacture at the 1834 Paris...

11mm FRENCH CHASSEPOT

    The American Civil War was the major turning point in military small arms development in many ways. Most notably it showed that the muzzle loading infantry musket was a thing of the past and the self-contained breech loading cartridge was the way of the...

11mm FRENCH Mle.1873

With the adoption of the 11mm Lefaucheux M-1858 Pinfire Revolver the French Navy became the first military organization to adopt a self-contained metallic cartridge handgun for general issue and use. After their defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 the French...

11mm GREEK ORDNANCE M.1874

The Greek Army adopted the M1873 Chamelot-Delvigne Revolver and was in use by them until the beginning of World War 2. Ammunition was originally provided by France, but later orders were done by Georg Roth as well as by the Greek Powder and Cartridge Company that was...

11mm JAVELLE

The 11mm Javelle is a horizontal pinfire cartridge and was designed by Michel Javelle in the late 1850’s to early 1860’s. This is the third variation; the other two had the base of the pin holder visible and flush with the bottom of the case. The cartridge case is...

11mm MAUSER

I have not been able to find any information on this cartridge. Erlmeier, Brandt just gives a description of a cartridge for a Mauser Revolver of unknown construction that was in all probability a short-lived experimental design (Erlmeier, Brandt Ref. 162C)....

11mm SWEDISH ORDNANCE m/71

When the Swedish Army upgraded from pinfire to center-fire, their existing Lefaucheaux revolvers were converted and adopted as the Lefaucheux – Francotte Cavalry model 1871. The m/71 revolver was invented by August Hagstrom (1817-1901) and was only used by Sweden and...

12 X 44R La No. 6

This is one of the three straight cased 12 x 44R cartridges and it was only produced by RWS. It had a slightly smaller base than the other two types, namely the 12.7 X 44R REMINGTON (SC6) and the 12.7 X 44R F.H.(SC7) and was thus interchangeable with the other types...

12 X 48.5R LA

This cartridge is one of two shown in the c1900 RWS/Utendoerffer catalog as "L.A."  in the "various types" section. The other was the 11.25x54.5R L.A. (GSP48). Both have 12.65mm bases with 14.5mm rim diameters and could have originated from 12mm metallic...

12 X 75R FINNISH

Introduced circa 1948, it remained in production until 1976 when there was an explosion at the Lapua factory with 41 fatalities. It was introduced, and only known in unprimed cases, meant to be used as a shotgun in bored out 7,62 x 54R Moisin Nagant rifles. It was...