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Austrian Military Cartridges Vol. 1


Austrian Military Cartridges, Volume 1, The Small Arms Ammunition of the Habsburg Empire and Austrian Armed Forces from 1866 to 1954 by Josef Mötz

Published in 1996 by the head of the working group for Austrian military cartridges in the European Cartridge Research Association, and accepted as the standard book in its field by many cartridge collectors and arms enthusiasts. Its subject is the military small arms ammunition used by the Austrian Armed Forces from 1866 until 1954. During this period, the Austrian Armed Forces used metallic cartridge calibers of almost exclusively Austrian origin. Besides these calibers, many early European experimental cartridges – tested by the Austrian Army between 1866 and the end of WWI – are described for the first time.

The results of the original research for this book are many new facts, newly discovered pre-WWI European military experimental calibers, and the identification of a quantity of Roth case and bullet numbers. It will be of great interest to forensic identification services, cartridge collectors, military museums, arms enthusiasts, the ammunition industry, and aviation historians (for the first time the Austrian special ammunition for air combat of WWI is described). Very interesting facts about the famous ammunition plant of Georg Roth and the connections between Austrian and German military ammunition development (e.g. 7.9 x 57) are published here. For the non-German speaking reader, all the data sections and illustration descriptions are provided in English, as well as English summaries at the end of every section.


  • Hardcover
  • 8.25″x11.75″
  • 440 pages
  • 480+ photos
  • Printed in GERMAN with chapter summaries and captions in English




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Austrian Military Cartridges Vol. 2

Austrian Military Cartridges Vol. 3


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