7.65×53mm Argentine
7.65x53mm Argentine
Type Rifle
Place of origin 22x20px Germany
Service history
Used by See Use & distribution
Wars World War I
Chaco War
Ecuadorian-Peruvian War
World War II
Production history
Designer Mauser
Variants 7.65×53mm R (rimmed)
Case type rimmed, bottlenecked
Bullet diameter 7.65mm (.311 In)
Neck diameter 8.78 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Shoulder diameter 10.90 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Base diameter 12.01 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim diameter 12.05 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim thickness 1.00 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Case length 53.60 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Overall length 76.00 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Case capacity 3.70 cm³ (57 gr H2O)
Rifling twist 280 mm (1 in 11.02 in)
Primer type Large rifle
Maximum pressure 390.00 MPa (Bad rounding hereScript error psi)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
155 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) FMJ-BT2,710 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,530 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
174 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) FMJ-BT2,460 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,340 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
180 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) SP2,542 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,588 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
211 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) FMJ2,130 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,150 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
Source(s): Cartridges of the World, 11th ed


The 7.65×53mm Argentine, also known as 7.65x54mm Argentine rimless cartridge was developed for use in the Mauser Model 1889 rifle by Paul Mauser of the Mauser company. It is also known as 7.65 mm Argentine, 7.65×53mm Belgian Mauser or 7.65 mm Belgian (in the United States) and 7.65×53mm Mauser (in Belgium).

The 7.65×53mm R is a rimmed variant of the 7.65 mm Mauser cartridge. Ballistically it is comparable to the also rimmed .303 British cartridge.

Use and distributionEdit

At one time, the 7.65×53mm Argentine cartridge saw widespread use. It was used by:

Chambered weaponsEdit

Some of the rifles it was used in were the Modelo 1891, Argentine Modelo 1909 Carbine, Modelo 1908, Modelo 1910, the Fittipaldi machine gun and the Argentine FN Model 1949. In Argentinian military service, the cartridge was used from 1891 to the early 1970s in Mauser bolt-action military rifles, as well as a semi-automatic rifle, the FN FN-49, manufactured by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium.

This cartridge was loaded commercially by many manufacturers in the United States until about 1936.[1] Hornady is the only major U.S. ammunition manufacturer to still produce this cartridge. Sporting ammunition in this caliber is still loaded in Europe.[1] Norma, Prvi Partizan and Sako currently produce 7.65×53mm ammunition. Reloadable cartridge cases can easily be produced by resizing and trimming .30-06 brass and .303 British load data provides a useful point from which to work.


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