8mm Roth–Steyr

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8mm Roth–Steyr
8mm Steyr - FMJ - 2.jpg
TypePistol
Place of originAustria-Hungary
Specifications
Case typeRimless, straight
Bullet diameter8.16 mm (0.321 in)
Neck diameter8.80 mm (0.346 in)
Base diameter8.85 mm (0.348 in)
Rim diameter8.85 mm (0.348 in)
Case length18.65 mm (0.734 in)
Overall length29.00 mm (1.142 in)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
116 gr (8 g) FMJ 1,088 ft/s (332 m/s) 302 ft⋅lbf (409 J)
113 gr (7 g) FMJ 1,070 ft/s (330 m/s) 290 ft⋅lbf (390 J)
Source(s): "Textbook of Automatic Pistols" [1]

The 8mm Roth–Steyr is a military centerfire pistol cartridge adopted by the Austro-Hungarian cavalry in 1907 for the Repetierpistole M7—the first self-loading pistol adopted by a major military power. The cartridge headspaces on the mouth of the case. Ammunition was typically packaged in a unique ten-round charger. Austrian military production contained greased un-plated steel-jacketed bullets. A few private firms in Austria manufactured ammunition with cupro-nickel-jacketed bullets.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

  • 8 Steyr
  • 8mm Steyr
  • 8mm Roth
  • 8mm Roth–Steyr
  • 8mm Steyr Armee Pistole
  • 8×18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b *Wilson, R. K. Textbook of Automatic Pistols, p.242. Plantersville, SC: Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1943.

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