Fiocchi Rimless Rimfires


#1

Here are two interesting rimfire cartridges having a rimless case that were designed by Fiocchi in 1924 for a small caliber semiautomatic gun. I believe that none of these has ever been reported by collectors.

What is also interesting is that these look just like Dupee rimless rimfires revived about 50 years later.


#2

DID I JUST HEAR LEW SAY, “SOMEBOBY SEND ME A BOX OF THESE IN 9MM PARA FOR CHRISTMAS!!!”


#3

Fede, it would be really interesting to know whether these actually went past the concept stage. But I suspect we may never know unless a specimen actually turns up.
With regards to the Dupee, what’s old is new again. Many of the old ideas are being processed as new ideas without acknowledgement of their ancient origins.

Cheers,
Will.