11mm French Ordnance

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11mm French Ordnance
Type revolver
Service history
In service 1873-1892
Used by French Army
Specifications
Case type rimmed, straight
Bullet diameter 11.46 mm (0.451 in)
Base diameter 11.45 mm (0.451 in)
Rim diameter 12.5 mm (0.49 in)
Rim thickness 1.4mm
Case length 17 mm (0.67 in)
Overall length 30 mm (1.2 in)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
11.7 g (181 gr)
Model 1873
0.65 g powder charge
130 m/s (430 ft/s) 98.1 J (72.4 ft·lbf)
10.6 g (164 gr)
Model 1873/90
0.80 g powder charge
190 m/s (620 ft/s) 196.2 J (144.7 ft·lbf)
0.4 g (6 gr) paper dummy bullet
Model 1890/1900 blank
1.10 g powder charge
0 m/s (0 ft/s) 0 J (0 ft·lbf)
Test barrel length: 114mm

The 11mm French Ordnance is a rimmed black powder cartridge intended for the 11 mm MAS 1873-1874 revolver in service with the French Army.[1] The velocity and power of the first variant, equivalent to the .25 ACP, was weak for its time. The second variant, 1873–90, corresponded in power to the .32 ACP.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1997) [1965]. McPherson, M.L., ed. Cartridges of the World (8th Edition ed.). DBI Books. pp. 64, 91. ISBN 0-87349-178-5. 

See also[edit]

List of handgun cartridges