44 Special

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:25 am


.44 S&W Special


The .44 Special (AKA: .44 S&W Special) is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.43 in” (10.92mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The .44 Special originated in The United States in 1907. The .44 Special also has a case length of 1.16 in” (29.46mm) and an overall length of 1.615 in” (41.02mm).

Cartridge Details

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  • 1907
  • The United States
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.43 in” (10.92mm)
  • 0.457 in” (11.61mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.457 in” (11.61mm)
  • 0.514 in” (13.06mm)
  • 0.06 in” (1.52mm)
  • 1.16 in” (29.46mm)
  • 1.615 in” (41.02mm)
  • 35 gr H20 (2.27 cm3)
  • Center Fire (Large Pistol)
  • 15500 psi (107 MPa)
  • 100 MPa (14504 psi)
  • ~130 MPa (18855 psi)

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