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7.63 mm Mannlicher
7.65×21mm Mannlicher
Type Pistol
Place of origin Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg Austria-Hungary
Production history
Designed 1901
Specifications
Case type Rimless, straight
Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter .331 in (8.4 mm)
Base diameter .332 in (8.4 mm)
Rim diameter .334 in (8.5 mm)
Rim thickness .030 in (0.76 mm)
Case length .84 in (21 mm)
Overall length 1.12 in (28 mm)
Rifling twist 1 in 10
Primer type B
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
85 gr (6 g) FMJ 1,100 ft/s (340 m/s) 227 ft·lbf (308 J)
Source(s): "Textbook of Automatic Pistols" [1]

The 7.63 mm Mannlicher is a centerfire pistol cartridge developed for the Steyr Mannlicher M1901 pistol. This military pistol was rejected by the Austrian Ministry of War, but was often carried as a private weapon by officers. England began manufacturing ammunition when the Mannlicher pistol became popular in South America. Germany began manufacturing ammunition after World War I, but identified the ammunition as 7.65 Mannlicher to differentiate it from the 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridge. This cartridge headspaces on the mouth of the case.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 *Wilson, R. K. Textbook of Automatic Pistols, pp.251-25.3 Plantersville, SC: Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1943.

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