.43 Spanish

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.43 Spanish
11mm Spanish
11.15×58mmR Spanish Remington
U.M.C. 43-77
Neck diameterBottleneck[1]
Overall length2.845 in
Primer typeBerdan

The .43 Spanish was a centerfire firearms cartridge. The .43 Spanish was adopted about 1867,[citation needed] and was used in early rolling block rifles that Remington manufactured for the government of Spain.[citation needed] The cartridge is also referred to as "11mm Spanish", and identical cartridges for the US Peabody rifle were marked "U.M.C. 43-77".[2]

In 1869 the Spanish government put in an order for 10,000 rifles in this chambering,[3] the Spanish military version of the cartridge was later upgraded in 1889 to a "heavier, brass-jacketed reformado bullet".[4]

Firearms chambered[edit]


  1. ^ a b Roy Martin Marcot (2005). The History of Remington Firearms. Lyons Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-59228-690-4.
  2. ^ Fred A. Datig (1958). Cartridges for Collectors: Center fire, rimfire, patent ignition. Borden Publishing Company.
  3. ^ David F. Butler (1971). United States Firearms: the First Century, 1776–1875. Winchester Press.
  4. ^ Alejandro de Quesada (2012). The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-78096-353-2.
  5. ^ Philip Peterson (2011). Standard Catalog of Military Firearms: The Collector's Price and Reference Guide. F+W Media. p. 315. ISBN 978-1-4402-2881-0.
  6. ^ Jerry Lee (2013). The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2013. Krause Publications. p. 1229. ISBN 978-1-4402-3543-6.
  7. ^ Dan Shideler (2008). Standard Catalog Of Remington Firearms. F+W Media. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4402-2699-1.

Further reading[edit]

  • Shooting the .43 Spanish Rolling Block. Croft Barker, Cistern Publishing 2003. ISBN 0971512833

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