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7.5mm 1882 Ordinance
Type Pistol
Place of origin22x20px Belgium
Service history
In serviceSwitzerland and Sweden
Used by1882-1903 (Switzerland) 1887-1903 (Sweden)
Production history
DesignerEmile Nagant
Case typeRimmed, straight
Bullet diameter8.00 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in) (Swiss), 8.30 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in) (Swedish)
Neck diameter8.40 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Base diameter8.40 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim diameter10.40 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim thickness1.50 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Case length22.80 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Overall length34.60 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rifling twist1 turn in 350 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Primer typesmall pistol
Maximum pressure185 MPa (Bad rounding hereScript error psi)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
104 gr (Script error g) FMJ 220 m/s (Bad rounding hereScript error ft/s) 166.8 J (Bad rounding hereScript error ft·lbf)
Test barrel length: 15 cm (Bad rounding hereScript error 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 (Bad rounding hereScript error gr) of black powder.


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

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