375 SWISS P

The 375 Swiss P was developed by RUAG-Ammotec in March 2021 as an alternative or upgraded option to the standard 338 Lapua Magnum and fills the gap between the 338 Lapua and the .50 Cal Rifle. It is 40% more powerful than the Lapua and remains supersonic up to 1,600 m...

1″ NORDENVELT

The 1-inch Nordenfelt gun was an early rapid-firing light gun intended to defend larger warships against the new small fast-moving torpedo boats in the late 1870s to the 1890s. The gun was an enlarged version of the successful rifle-calibre Nordenfelt hand-cranked...

60 JINGAL

Also known as Gingall (China) or Janjal (Hindi) these guns were intended as fortress defensive weapons. Employed by the Chinese and Indian armies of the 19th Century, they initially appeared as muzzle loaders and later as bolt action arms firing fixed metallic...

60 CARBINE

This is a double scale of the .30 M1 Carbine round. During World War 2, double scale models were made of various small arms for demonstration purposes to troops. This is a plastic version, but some calibers were also constructed of wood. See Datig Vol.3 p.171....

577 SNIDER

This is a relatively large project and I will be adding history and info in time.     SOUTH AFRICAN VARIATIONS     H Grönebaum, a local South African shooter. Paper cased cartridge and printed on the side is "JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA"

54 BURNSIDE

The .54 Burnside carbine was designed and patented by Ambrose E. Burnside in 1855 and was manufactured in Rhode Island by the Bristol Firearms Company which later became the Burnside Rifle Company. It was the third most widely used carbine by the Union cavalry,...

510 DTC EUROP

The .510 DTC EUROP is a French design developed by Eric Danis, owner of Dan Tec France in 2000 in order to comply with firearms legislation of .50 BMG rifles in Europe. In response to the .50 Caliber BMG Regulation Act of 2004, which banned future sales of .50 BMG...

502 THUNDER SABRE

The 502 Thunder Sabre was developed by Robyn Church from Cloud Mountain Armory during 2004 and was another big bore round competing with the 499 LWR and 50 Beowulf in modified AR-10 carbines. The 502 Thunder Sabre is basically a shortened and modified 50 AE case with...

500 PHANTOM

This was another cartridge developed by Teppo Jutsu as a heavy caliber, hard-hitting law enforcement or special operations cartridge. It was designed by Marty ter Weeme from Teppo Jutsu in 2005 and is based on the 500 Jefferey case that was shortened and necked down...

600/500 ELEY

    During the middle part of the Great War (1914 – 1918) the British required a weapon/cartridge system to combat two threat areas, namely aircraft machine guns and guns capable of taking on the Zeppelins and secondly – maybe more urgent – to combat the...

500 COLT KYNOCH

There are very little notes that survived regarding this cartridge, but the best available info can be found on p.290 of Labbets’s “BRITISH SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION 1964 – 1938.” It appears to have been developed around 1901 and is a semi-rimmed cartridge. There also...

DEATHWIND PROJECT

“DeathWind” is a prototype next generation self-contained rocket projectile designed for Military (primarily Naval) weapons usage. It is a blend of the MBAssociates 13mm “GYROJET” and the Russian “Shkval” torpedo designs combined with some “Coanda Effect” physics....

.5 STANCHION

   The British did not start developing an effective infantry anti-tank weapon until late in the War of 1914 – 1918, as they were basically the only country that fielded tanks during the War so there was no immediate urgency for such a rifle. The Germans...

50 SPOTTER

The 50 BAT (Battalion Anti-Tank) was designed during the 1950’s in the United States for use as a spotter round with the M40 106mm recoilless rifle. It has subsequently been adopted by many military powers. The specimens below are South African with the first specimen...

50-70 SPRINGFIELD

After the end of the Civil War, the Army started to convert the remaining muzzle loading rifles to breech loaders based on the design by Erskine Allin, who was the Master Armorer at Springfield Arsenal. These conversions were the .58 cal Musket M1865 Trapdoor Allin...

50 OMEGA

From an old IAA FORUM discussion: The Grand Technologies Group (GTG) was incorporated July 1981 with the principal activity being the development and potentially marketing small arms systems using folded ammunition. .50 Cal. Omega Cartridge. Development of folded...

50 MEIGS

      The Meigs rifle was designed by Josiah (Joe) V. Meigs. He was granted U.S. Patent 36,721 for a protected a sliding breechblock locked by a pivoting strut. It fired the .50 caliber Meigs cartridge, with a 25" round barrel, 50 round magazine...

50 BEOWULF

   The 50 Beowulf was designed by Alexander Arms as another alternative on the AR platform to provide a very hard-hitting cartridge that is suitable for short/medium range applications in a semi-auto rifle for urban environments that is able to stop both...

460 STEYR

The .460 Steyr was designed by Horst Grillmayer (Austria) in 2002 and the cartridge was co-developed by Steyr to provide superb ultra-long-range ballistics with less recoil than the .50 BMG. Like the .50 BMG, the .460 Steyr can launch bullets that stay supersonic well...

458 SOCOM

Inspired by the lack of power offered by the 5.56 NATO cartridge used in the M4 carbine and the M16 rifle, the .458 SOCOM came about from informal discussion of members of the special operations command, specifically Task Force Ranger's experience that multiple shots...

45-70 GOVERNMENT

At the end of the US Civil War in 1865, the military continued in their search to improve the weapons in their arsenal and that lead to the adoption of the Model 1865 Springfield based on the work done by Erskine S. Allin, who was the master armorer at the Springfield...

416 BARRETT

The 416 Barrett was designed in 2005 by Chris Barrett and Pete Forras as an alternative to the .50 Browning as a long range anti-personnel rifle. It is based on a shortened and necked down .50 Browning case and offers superior ballistics to the .50 cal as the .416 cal...