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.50 Remington Navy
Type Revolver
Place of origin United States
Production history
Produced 1865–1866[1]
Specifications
Bullet diameter .510 in (13.0 mm)
Neck diameter .535 in (13.6 mm)
Shoulder diameter .535 in (13.6 mm)
Base diameter .562 in (14.3 mm)
Rim diameter .642 in (16.3 mm)
Case length .860 in (21.8 mm)
Overall length 1.28 in (33 mm)
Primer type rimfire
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
290 gr (19 g) 600[2] 234 ft·lbf (317 J)
Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972

The .50 Remington Navy is a .5 in (12.7 mm) American rimfire handgun cartridge.

Introduced for the Remington Navy revolver in 1865,[1] the low-velocity round loaded a 290 gr (19 g; 0.66 oz) bullet over 23 gr (1.5 g; 0.053 oz) of black powder.[1]

The rimfire version replaced in 1866 by a centerfire equivalent.[1] A Boxer-primed version remained commercially available until World War One.[1]

The power of the .50 Remington was not great, but the heavy bullet, even at comparatively low velocity, made it "a rather potent handgun round".[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Barnes, p.280, ".50 Remington Navy".
  2. Barnes, p.282.

NotesEdit

  • Barnes, Frank C., ed. by John T. Amber. ".50 Remington Navy", in Cartridges of the World, pp.280, 282, & 283. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.

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