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5mm Bergmann
Type Pistol
Place of origin 22x20px Germany
Production history
Designer Bergmann
Produced 1895
Specifications
Bullet diameter .2 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
35 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) FMJ580 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)26 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
Source(s): "Textbook of Automatic Pistols" [1]

The 5mm Bergmann is an unusual centerfire cartridge produced for very early self-loading pocket pistols. The case is steeply conical and headspaces on the conical case walls. Early versions (sometimes called the 5 mm Bergmann Rimless) were made without any rim or extraction groove; and relied upon blow-back for expulsion of the fired case from the chamber. Later Bergmann pistols provided an extractor requiring a groove which produced a semi-rimmed case. The long bullet was inadequately stabilized and tended to tumble in flight.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 *Wilson, R. K. Textbook of Automatic Pistols, pp.259-260. Plantersville, SC: Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1943.

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