Developed as a 1,000 yard match rifle, if they can get the barrels to last more than a few hundred shots!
280 ACKLEY IMPROVED
6.5 – 300 WEATHERBY MAGNUM
This is the 300 Weatherby necked to 6.5mm with no other changes, which makes it the same as the 6.5/300 Weatherby-Wright Magnum that was first listed in the 1962 edition of P.O. Ackley’s Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders. It was developed by Lt. Col Paul Wright of...
6.5 – 300 RYAN
Very similar to the 6.5 – 300 Weatherby but with a higher shoulder/shorter neck.
The 28-30-120 was designed by Charles H. Herrick for the Stevens Company around 1900 in answer to a demand for a cartridge a little more powerful than the .25-caliber cartridges, but not quite as large as the .32-40, so that it could be used satisfactorily for deer,...
From around 2009 and based on the Winchester Short Mag case
28 WINCHESTER CENTER FIRE
Replica made for collectors by OPM in South Africa. The originals of this are extremely rare. Dating from around 1912, it was produced by Winchester but it is uncertain if it was officially tested. It is a 30-06 necked down to .28. also known without a...
6.5 – 257 ROBERTS
6.5 X 71 LONG RANGE MATCH
The 28 Nosler was developed as a companion to the 26 Nosler that was launched earlier and is intended to be one the most powerful 7mm loads offered commercially. It shared the same case and overall length than the 26 Nosler.
The 277 was developed by Mad Dog Shooting Systems and is based on the 5.56 NATO case necked up to 6.8mm. Any existing AR platform can be used with just a barrel change. The 277 Wolverine is basically a hybrid cartridge between the 5.56 NATO, 6.8mm SPC, 300 Blackout...
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...
277 SIG FURY
For a time now the US Army has been searching for a Next Generation Squad Weapon System and during 2018 it supplied the specifications of what type of system they were looking for and invited the firearms industry to come up with the designs for a Squad Infantry Rifle...
277 ICL FLYING SAUCER
The ICL cartridges used the same minimum body taper like the Ackley Improved versions but instead of a 28 or 40 degree shoulder (Ackley) the ICL used a 45 degree shoulder.
276 BARNES-JOHNSON EXPRESS
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...
275 HOFFMAN MAGNUM
The 275 Hoffman is a normal 275 Holland & Holland with a proprietary headstamp.
Introduced in the June 1896 Winchester catalogue for the model 1895 rifle. Original loads were black powder, but smokeless loads were also offered later. The model 1895 was no longer offered after 1910, but cartridges were still loaded afterwards.
- From a reply by Dr. P. Regenstreif to a question regarding the Buzenet - from an old (April 1992) ECRA newsletter – During the late 1960’s the French firearm regulations were relaxed somewhat making the old 11mm Mle. 1873 French Regulation Revolver a collectible...
270-338 WINCHESTER MAGNUM
270 WINCHESTER SHORT MAGNUM
Karlyn Flare Colonial Ammunition Co for the New Zealand Forestry Service The two S&B variations are proof loads SOUTH AFRICAN HEADSTAMPS AND VARIATIONS Red anodized aluminium dummy by THOR Engineering PMP basic brass...
270 WEATHERBY MAGNUM
44 BULL DOG
The 44 Bull Dog was developed around 1880 and was based on a shortened version of the US 44 Webley or equivalent British 442 RIC revolver. It was a cheaper, less powerful design to be carried in a pocket type revolver and was only made in the USA and Canada....
244 REMINGTON (6mm REMINGTON)
See notes on the 6mm Remington
The .460 Rowland is a proprietary cartridge that was designed and developed by Johnny Ray Rowland, host of "The Shooting Show." It is an attempt to achieve true .44 Magnum level velocities when fired from a number of popular semi-automatic pistols. Cases are by...
270 SHOOTING TIMES WESTERNER
Basically a newer/different version of the 270-08 wildcat from the 1950's but with slight improvement. How slight is probably up for debate. The South African 270 SABI is almost identical to this.
38-70 WINCHESTER C. F.
The 38-70 Winchester was chambered in the Model 1886 Winchester lever-action rifle although first listed in April 1894. It was not a popular cartridge and did not last very long. There were a number of more powerful cartridges introduced for the Model 1886 at roughly...
6.5 X 57 REAMER
Match cartridge based on the 7 x 57 Improved necked to 6.5mm
During the mid 1970’s, the idea of a full powered, compact pistol for concealed carry did not exist, one had to carry a small, and invariably inferior caliber handgun. Paris Theodore from the ASP Corporation was the first do modifiy S&W Model 39’s to a compact...
The 270 Newton caliber is most probably not one of Charles Newtons inventions. It would seem that it came along much later than the original 30, 35, 40 and famous 256 (6.5-06) Newton calibers. This case is by Speer, but apparently Western also made it....
10.67 X 57R RUSSIAN BERDAN
The name of Hiram Berdan is most well known for the development of the primer that bears his name, but he also designed a hammerless "trapdoor" breechblock rifle in 10.67x57R designation (also called the .42 Russian Berdan) in 1868 that was to become the standard...
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)....
270 MASHBURN SUPER
One of the Art Mashburn wildcats
Designed by Elgin Gates and based on the 300 Savage case. It is one of the more popular of the IHMSA (International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association) cartridges.
38-56 WINCHESTER. C. F.
Another development by Winchester for the Model 1886 rifle. The 38-56 was introduced in 1897 but was never popular and disappeared from the scene around 1910. Loaded by Bertram. The specimen 2nd from the right is the "COORS" headstamp and the last specimen is the one...
270 ICL JAGUAR
44 AUTO MAG
Harry Sanford who was the president of the Auto Mag Corporation started the design of the 44 Auto Mag, or 44 AMP in 1958. It was based on the 308 Win case cut to 1.298in and loaded with a .429 cal bullet to a muzzle velocity of just over 1,400 fps and was originally...
The 244 Mashburn is an improved version of the 6mm Remington with a shoulder angle of 30° and minimum body taper
One of a series of cartridges designed by the Late Lee Jurras, one of the greats in handgun hunting. He was very interested in the exploits of the old hunters with their Howdah pistols and in the early 1970’s brought out his own versions chambered in 6 different...
270 GIPSON MAGNUM
The 38-55 Winchester started out as the 38-55 Ballard. It was first offered in the Model 1881 Marlin lever action rifle but later offered by a number of US companies, most notably for the Winchester Model 1894. Sears Sportload Legendary Frontiersman Oliver F....
This was the paper patched version for Ballard rifles, that became the 38-55 Winchester for Winchester and other lever action rifles.
6.5 X 52 AMERICAN
Introduced around 1994 by Layne Simpson, 3 years before the 260 Remington was standardised
9mm DANISH REVOLVER M1891
There is very little information available on the history of the 9mm M91 Danish Army Revolver. It was in service in the Danish Navy as well as some police units from 1891 – 1941, and still used intermittently during WW2. (Erlmeier, Brandt Ref. 118). The...
10.4 X 47R ITALIAN VETTERLI
With the completion of the reunification of Italy in 1870, together with the break-neck speed of “modern” military development in Europe with the move to bolt action rifles, a solution was needed to replace the ageing Carcano Mod. 67 needle-fire. Various repeating...