I have had a discussion recently regarding the little Velodog (aka Velo-Dog). There is a lack of agreement regarding what a Velodog revovler is and what it is not. In my experience only revolvers chambered for the Velo-Dog cartridge should be called Velo-Dogs. However, many people in recent times will lump all small European double action revolver together and call them all Velo-Dogs no matter what they are chamberd to fire. In my experience this is not accurate.
Then the ammo came up. The Velo Dog revolver cartridge is listed in various sources as 5.5mm Velo Dog to 5.75mm Velo-Dog. 9th Ed. Cartridges of the World calls it 5.5 Velo-Dog and the Adolph Frank ALFA catalogue of 1911 lists the round as 5.75 Velo-Dog. A box of F.N. produced ammo in my collection only says “Systeme Velo-Dog” on the label without any numerical designation. It is my opinion that no matter what people called it there was only one Velo-Dog cartridge and it was made to be fired in all Velo-Dog revolvers.
Anyone care to share their thoughts on this?