10.6mm German Ordnance
Notes: Primarily produced for the Models 1879 and 1883 Reichsrevolver (and therefore often called the 10.6 Reichsrevolver), this round was produced in that late 1800s period when it was felt that handguns were best made to fire high-caliber, low-velocity ammunition. This was because the gunpowders available at the time generally had less power than today’s ammunition, leading to the mistaken belief that it was best to make the ammunition to fire larger calibers. However, most firearms manufacturers had already begun to realize that such large calibers were unnecessary, and the 10.6mm German Ordnance round was essentially obsolete even as it was being introduced. The 10.6mm German Ordnance round is believed to be a development of the .44 Russian round.
Other Names: 10.6mm Reichsrevolver (or Reichs Revolver), 10.6mm Service Ordnance, 10.55mm German
Nominal Size: 10.6x25mm
Actual Size: 10.43x24.64mm
Case Type: Straight
Weight: 1.85 kg per box of 100; Price: $67 per box