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American Small Arms Ammunition
This section covers all those small arms cartridges made or used by America...........


United States .50 Spotter Tracer Viewed: 1269 Times

 

Describes the .50 calibre cartridge used with the 106mm RCL weapon.
 
 
Created on: Jun 14, 2006
  United States .50 Spotter Tracer

United States .45 Auto cartridges Viewed: 2205 Times
 
What can you say about the wonderful .45 Auto?
 
Created on: Jun 14, 2006
United States .45 military cartridges

United States .45 M1923 Thompson Viewed: 951 Times

 

An improved .45 Auto for use in the famous "Tommy Gun".
 
 
Created on: Jun 18, 2006
  American 45 Thompson M1923

United States .303 ammunition Viewed: 1771 Times
 
A brief look at those cartridge made by the USA for use by the UK and her allies.
 
Created on: Jun 18, 2006
American .303

Gyrojet projectiles Viewed: 1571 Times

 

This item is a throwback to the early days of ammunition development. it is similar to a projectile called a "Volcanic". It too wasn't successful.
 
 
Created on: Jun 20, 2006
  Gyrojet projectiles

United States .50 Navy Viewed: 790 Times
 
A brief look at an old single shot cartridge used by the US Navy around 1867.
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
United States .50 Navy

United States .50 Army Viewed: 833 Times

 

This is a companion cartridge to the .50 Navy. Both were used for a short time around the late 1800s.
 
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
  United States .50 Army

United States .455 Colt. Viewed: 765 Times
 
Originally a British cartridge this was made by quite a few other countries.
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
Canadian .455 Colt

United States .45 Winchester Magnum Viewed: 763 Times

 

This is one of the many magnum cartridges being developed for use in heavy revolvers and automatics. I don't think we've seen the last of them yet.
 
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
  United States .45 Winchester magnum

United States .45 S & W Schofield Viewed: 851 Times
 
This cartridge came along just as the priming layout was being decided and will be found in the two styles of the time.
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
United States .45 S and W Schofield

United States .45 Colt Government Viewed: 835 Times

 

This is the military version of the .45 S&W Schofield.
 
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
  United States .45 Colt Government

United States .44 Webley Viewed: 674 Times
 
Originally a British cartridge made by the Americans and other countries.
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
United States .44 Webley

United States .44 Remington Army 1875 Viewed: 708 Times

 

A short lived cartridge that was outsold by Colt's cartriges of the same calibre.
 
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
  United States .44 Remington Army 1875

United States .44 Merwin Hulbert & company Viewed: 985 Times
 
This cartridge was developed for use in a firearm produced by a short lived manufacturer.
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
United States .44 Merwin Hulbert and Co

United States .44 Thuer Viewed: 703 Times

 

This is one of the transitional cartridge developed at a time when priming systems were being worked on, fought over and refined towards the end of the 19th. Century.
 
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
  United States .44 Thuer

United States .44 Auto mag Viewed: 673 Times
 
Another of the modern magnum cartridges being developed for use in revolvers and automatics.
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
United States .44 Auto Mag

United States .41 S&W Magnum Viewed: 721 Times

 

This cartridge started life as a wildcat and became a commercial one.
 
 
Created on: Oct 14, 2006
  United States .41 S & W Magnum

United States .41 Short SA Viewed: 611 Times
 
An early Colt single action revolver cartridge.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States .41 Short colt SA

United States .41 Long Centrefire Viewed: 624 Times

 

A possible attempt at making a "standard" .41 calibre.
 
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
  United States .41 Long Centrefire

United States .401 magnum Viewed: 643 Times
 
A little known cartridge from the sixties.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States .401 Magnum

United States .400 Colt Magnum Viewed: 663 Times

 

An experimental cartridge from the Colt stable around 1965.
 
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
  United States .400 Colt magnum

United States .38 Merwin Hulbert & Co. Viewed: 695 Times
 
A cartridge developed for use in firearms made by the Company Merwin Hulbert & Co.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States .38 Merwin, Hulbert and Co

United States .38 Long outside lubed Viewed: 636 Times

 

A short lived cartridge due to the lubrication attracting dirt and grit.
 
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
  United States .38 Long Colt outside lubricated

United States .38 Dardick Viewed: 828 Times
 
An odd cartridge using a triangular case made of plastic and used in a unique firearm.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States .38 Dardick

United States .38 AMU Viewed: 726 Times

 

A specialised .38 target cartridge that was used by the American Marksmanship Unit at the Infantry Centre in Fort Benning.
 
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
  United States .38 AMU

United States Speer target cartridges Viewed: 715 Times
 
A cheap and reloadable practice cartridge.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States Speer target cartridges

United States .360 Thuer short centrefire Viewed: 672 Times

 

A transitional cartridge developed around the late 1800s.
 
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
  United States .360 Thuer short CF

United States .32 S&W Auto Viewed: 755 Times
 
An odd little auto that was produced in very small numbers.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States .32 S & W automatic

United States .32 Merwin Hulbert & co. Viewed: 652 Times

 

This cartridge is a modified .32 S&W.
 
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
  United States .32 Merwin, Hulbert and Co

United States .22 Hornet survival cartridge Viewed: 1008 Times
 
A sporting round applied to a military setting.
 
Created on: Oct 15, 2006
United States .22 Hornet survival




 
 
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