11x59 R?


#1

Hi ya all, after some reading i decided to join this forum. I´m from Germany and just received my collectors permission. I got the following cartridge from an old guy´s gunstore along with many others in a plastic bag. After some research i came to the decision that it could be a 11x59R. Can anyone help me id it correctly?


#2

Sturmgewehr,

Welcome to the forum,

Your cartridge appears to be a German 11.15x60 R Mauser, manufactured at Spandau Arsenal in 1888 (“88”?) (it is hard to read the 2 digit date, at the 3:00 position).

Please look here for a previous discussion on the forum: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10539

Very nice cartridge for being 127 years old.

Brian