Is there any information available about the .445 Grasset Nitro Express version of the 11mm Gras cartridge? About 1900, F. Grasset of Paris modified Lebel actions to take a smokeless “Nitro” version of the 11mm Gras cartridge. Grasset Lebel “L’Africain”. Has anyone ever seen a confirmed example of the .445 Grasset Nitro? I sure haven’t. Was this just a smokless version of this cartridge or was it a higher powered version, much like the 11.2x60 Schuler was to the original 11mm Mauser cartridge. Or maybe the Winchester High Power versions of older black powder cartridges.
F. Grasset Cie Paris