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.43 Spanish

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Type  Rifle
Overall length  2.845 in
Neck diameter  Bottleneck
Primer type  Berdan

The .43 Spanish was a centerfire firearms cartridge. The .43 Spanish was adopted about 1867, and was used in early rolling block rifles that Remington manufactured for the government of Spain. The cartridge is also referred to as "11mm Spanish", and identical cartridges for the US Peabody rifle were marked "U.M.C. 43-77".

In 1869 the Spanish government put in an order for 10,000 rifles in this chambering. The Spanish military version of the cartridge was later upgraded in 1889 to a "heavier, brass-jacketed reformado bullet".

Firearms chambered

  • Argentine Modelo 1879, rifle and carbine
  • 1869 Spanish Peabody
  • Whitney–Burgess–Morse lever-action rifle (military version)
  • Model 1879 Remington–Lee
  • References

    .43 Spanish Wikipedia