7.5mm 1882 Ordnance

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7.5mm 1882 Ordnance
Place of originBelgium
Service history
In serviceSwitzerland and Sweden
Used by1882-1903 (Switzerland) 1887-1903 (Sweden)
Production history
DesignerEmile Nagant
Case typeRimmed, straight
Bullet diameter8.00 mm (0.315 in) (Swiss), 8.30 mm (0.327 in) (Swedish)
Neck diameter8.40 mm (0.331 in)
Base diameter8.40 mm (0.331 in)
Rim diameter10.40 mm (0.409 in)
Rim thickness1.50 mm (0.059 in)
Case length22.80 mm (0.898 in)
Overall length34.60 mm (1.362 in)
Rifling twist1 turn in 350 mm (14 in)
Primer typesmall pistol
Maximum pressure185 MPa (26,800 psi)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
104 gr (7 g) FMJ 220 m/s (720 ft/s) 166.8 J (123.0 ft⋅lbf)
Test barrel length: 15 cm (5.9 in)
Source(s): Ammo Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, Page 690, Michael Brussard

The Swiss 7.5mm center-fire revolver cartridge was used only in the 1882 and 1882/1929 revolvers of the Swiss army. The case is of brass; the bullet is of jacketed hard lead alloy. Originally it was loaded with 0.7 grams (11 gr) of black powder.

It was popular with late 19th century European officers for its small size and light recoil and was adopted by the Belgian, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Serbian militaries for their service revolvers.


This entry is derived from the reading of the following specialized French-language magazines:

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