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Spanish Weapons (1860-1890) II
« on: April 12, 2006, 01:29:41 am »
 Sir, I continue with my report.

  Rifles and Carbines  I
 
In 1867 it is ordered the transformation of the rifles and carbines to the system "Berdan" of metallic cartridge, caliber 14,4 mm.

In 1868 the rifle “Remington” in caliber 11 mm. is adopted by Spanish Army.

In 1871, it is adopted, for the cavalry units, the carbine Remington, in caliber 11 mm. It was manufactured in Spain, but at the beginning, 10.000  units arrived from United States and in a second contract, 50.000, with small differences of the Spanish pattern 1871.
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Re: Spanish Weapons (1860-1890) II
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2006, 01:34:05 am »
  Rifles and Carbines II

In 1874, it is adopted for Engineers/sappers a model type "mosquetón". Mosquetón means in Spanish a rifle whose length is among the long of a rifle and the long of a carbine, (an intermediate length).

In 1889, the three models are reformed.

In 1873, the “tercerola” Winchester is adopted, for the Guardia Civil and Units of the royal escort. It was the model 1873, in caliber 10,75 mm. “Tercerola” is an old Spanish word that means the same thing that carbine.
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Re: Spanish Weapons (1860-1890) II
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2006, 02:40:28 am »
 Rifles and Carbines III

  In 1893, the Spanish army adopted the rifle mauser, Spanish model or 1893, in caliber 7x57 mm. This rifle was used for the first time, for the Spanish forces, in the battle of the Hill San Andrés, in Cuba.

  Machine guns

1870-1875
   Machine gun “Cristophe-Montigny”. It was a french model, but made in Spain. It had 37 barrels , in caliber 11 mm.

1881-1885
   Machine gun “Palkramtz-Nordenfelt”. It was a swedish model, but made in Spain. It had 5 barrels , in caliber 11 mm and 25 mm. Weight, 55 kg. and 45 kg its tripod. It was used by Spanish Navy and on fortifications.

1896
    Machine gun “Maxim-Nordenfelt”, mod. 1895. It was made in Spain, in caliber 7x57 mm with reinforced cartridge. Weight, 28,5 kg. and 52,5 kg its tripod. It was used by Spanish forces in Cuba.

  Sorry, but I don´t have any picture or image of these machine guns.

  Sir, that is all.

   Spanish Marshal
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