4.25mm Liliput

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4.25mm Liliput
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Type Pistol
Place of origin  Austria-Hungary
Case type Rimless, straight
Bullet diameter 4.27 mm (0.168 in)
Neck diameter 5.00 mm (0.197 in)
Base diameter 5.00 mm (0.197 in)
Rim diameter 5.00 mm (0.197 in)
Case length 10.27 mm (0.404 in)
Overall length 14.91 mm (0.587 in)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
12 gr (1 g) FMJ 810 ft/s (250 m/s) 17 ft·lbf (23 J)
Source(s): "Textbook of Automatic Pistols" [1]

The 4.25mm Liliput is a centerfire cartridge originally produced in Austria for self-loading pocket pistols made by Erika before World War I. In 1920 the Liliput pistol was designed by August Menz of Suhl to use the cartridge. The cartridge became best known by the Liliput name used on German ammunition after Austria ceased production. The cartridge headspaces on the mouth of the case. It was the smallest centerfire cartridge in production in the 1930s.[1]

See also[edit]

List of cartridges by caliber


  1. ^ a b *Wilson, R. K. Textbook of Automatic Pistols, pp.261-262. Plantersville, SC: Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1943.

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