The 5×58mm Sturtevant was an experimental military cartridge developed in an early Anglo-German effort.

History[edit | edit source]

Manufactured between 1890 and 1892, the 5×58mm Sturtevant was loaded by U.K.-based Sturtevant Engineering under contract for the Deutsche Gewehrprüfungskomision (German Rifle Examination Commission), which examined new rifles for possible use by the German military.

Design Details[edit | edit source]

The 5×58mm Sturtevant is a bottlenecked centerfire rifle cartridge designed in a small-caliber, high-velocity configuration.

Its DWM 469A casing, manufactured by DWM, is based on the casing used in the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge, adapted to use a long, slender 5mm diameter bullet that is nickel-plated.

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