We would be most grateful for any information on the Austrian Lorenz cartridge for our research. We were strongly advised to contact the IAA forum website as there are contributors who could possibly assist us.
We possess a Lorenz Infanteriegewehr M/1854 with the Klappenvisier II in an unissued condition and want to compare it ballistically with the Dreyse system (M/41, M/54, F/60, M/62, M/65 and M/65 Beck conversion). Therefore, information providing the precise dimensions of the bullet to construct an accurate bullet mould is so important for a modern day evaluation.
Over a period of twenty years research we have compared the Dreyse and Mle. 1866 Chassepot needle fire systems and now would like to include the Austrian Lorenz as it was pitted against the Dreyse in the 1866 conflict.
Guy and Leonard Alston-Roberts-West FHBSA