5mm Bergmann

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:24 am


5mm Bergmann Rimless


The 5mm Bergmann (AKA: 5mm Bergmann Rimless) is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.203 in” (5.16mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The 5mm Bergmann originated in Germany in 1895. The 5mm Bergmann also has a case length of 0.59 in” (14.99mm) and an overall length of 0.96 in” (24.38mm).


The 5mm Bergmann is a small caliber Center Fire pistol cartridge created for use in the Bergman Pistol in the late 1890s. The 5mm Bergmann used a relatively light projectile of around 30-40 grains and had exceptionally low Muzzle Energy and Velocity. Because of its obscurity, the 5mm Bergmann pistol cartridge is a well sought after collectors item in the firearms community.

Associated Firearms

Bergmann Pistol

Cartridge Details

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  • 1895
  • Germany
  • Rimless, Tapered
  • Pistols
  • 0.203 in” (5.16mm)
  • 0.23 in” (5.84mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.273 in” (6.93mm)
  • 0.274 in” (6.96mm)
  • 0.02 in” (0.51mm)
  • 0.59 in” (14.99mm)
  • 0.96 in” (24.38mm)
  • Center Fire

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