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Sort of a dumb question but whats the difference between the two?
 

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Sort of a dumb question but whats the difference between the two?
I found the 43 Mauser in "Cartridges of the World", page 368. It shows a bullet diameter of .446. There was no 43 Spanish per se. There was a refertence on page 367 and370 to a 43 Spanish Remington and a Spanish Reformato with a bullet diameter of .454. Hard to tell the dimensions of each cartridge. I am told each picture in the book is actual size, if that is the case the Spanish is a bigger cartridge.
 

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Besides being completely different cases and bullet diameters? And Mauser having nothing to do with the .43 Spanish round. Nothing.
 

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Thanks gents......decided to be a bit lazy instead of pulling out the books tonight! Had a fella trying to sell me an 1871 mauser in "43 spanish mauser" that i'd heard nothin 'bout!
 

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Do you have any details on the rifle? Length, maker, dates, etc?
 

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Argentina purchased about 500 surplus 1871's for use by the army (Ejercito Nationale). IIRC, instead of buying old stocks of 11mm Mauser they simply had the troops fire .43 Spanish (which the RRBs were chambered for) in them. They were never rechambered to .43 Spanish.
 

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On this subject, sort of, I have 2 cartridges I was told are 11mm Mauser. I have no idea if this is true but I figured this might be the thread to ask about them. I measured them and they have the following dimensions in inches:

OAL is ~2.958
case length ~2.25-2.26
case rim diameter ~0.638
case base diameter ~0.516
bullet dia (w/out patch) ~0.425-0.427
bullet dia (w/ patch) ~ 0.435

what do you all think?
 

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Those look like .42 Berdan cartridges for the Berdan II rifle. What are the neck diameters?
 

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case outside neck diameter ~0.447-0.448
case length from base to taper ~1.650
case rim thickness ~0.075-0.08

I think you're right. I looked up some info I have and see the Berdan has a rounded rim like these do.

Sorry I jumped into the wrong thread.
 
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