Mauser M 1871 -84 (General)

by tommy303 @, Arizona, Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 00:52 (4500 days ago) @ Mauser

From an original 1885 round in my collection, the bullet is just a shade over 1-inch long, with a diameter of .429-inch unpatched, and .439-inch patched. Weight is 390-grs. with the paper patch. While I did not pull the wad and weight the charge, Fred Datig lists the original charge as 77.2-grs of black powder.


Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood, and earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned, these defended,
And saved the sum of things for pay.

A.E. Housman

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