10.4mm Swiss Centerfire

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10.4mm Swiss Centerfire
Type revolver
Service history
In service 1878-1882
Used by Swiss Army
Production history
Designer Lieutenant-Colonel Rudolf Schmidt
Designed 1878
Parent case 10.4×18mm Swiss Rimfire[citation needed]
Case type Rimmed, straight
Bullet diameter 10.76 mm (0.424 in)
Neck diameter 10.8 mm (0.43 in)
Base diameter 11.2 mm (0.44 in)
Rim diameter 13.3 mm (0.52 in)
Rim thickness 1.1 mm (0.043 in)
Case length 20 mm (0.79 in)
Overall length 32 mm (1.3 in)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
12.5 g (193 gr) lead
1 g of black powder
185 m/s (610 ft/s) 213 J (157 ft⋅lbf)
Cartridge 10.4mm Swiss centerfire 1878

The 10.4mm Swiss centerfire revolver cartridge was used in the Ordnance Revolver models 1872/78 and 1878 of the Swiss Army.[1] The case is of brass; the bullet is of hardened lead.


  1. ^ Kinard, Jeff (2004). Pistols: an illustrated history of their impact. ABC-CLIO. p. 156. 

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This entry is derived from the reading of the following specialized French-language magazines: