British 4.85 Info

Hi all, I’m Currently doing some research on British small arms ammunition development. However, I’m struggling to find detailed information on 4.85x49mm cartridges. Can anyone please point me to some good articles or websites perhaps? Even photocopy scans from books would help A lot.

Thanks in advance!

JD - Cartridge_Gram (Open this page then select “Cartouches” from the list on the left side of the page, Then select “4,85 x 49” from the cartridge list)

Use the IAA Forum search function to find threads on "4.85"

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Scroll down the index list of calibres to item 14 and you’ll find my 4.85mm photos.



Great photos and info.


A bit of additional information-

Ammunition section from: 4.85 x 49mm British IW and LSW- NATO Trials 1976. Exp.; a.pdf (1006.0 KB)

Nato Trials, 5.56 x 45mm, 4.85 mm, 4.75 mm, 7.62 mm, Army R, D & A. v. 20, 3 (May-June 1979). (Exp).pdf (1.0 MB)



Bloody top notch site Jim! Do you mind if I use your site as a reference on breif report on 4.85 ammo I’m currently writing for Armament Research Services?
Great photos and collection, I’m doing something similar here in Australia, havent started a website as of yet, but if you’d like to see some of my photos you can view them here:

Brian, thanks for these. Very useful and interesting!

Hi Jack…and thanks. Please feel free to use any of the photos as you wish.

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