7.65×53 Mauser

This is one of the earliest smokeless cartridges, developed for Mauser-type magazine rifles during late 19th century. It was originally adopted by Belgian army in 1889, with round-nose FMJ bullet. Later it was adopted by Turkey and a number of South American countries, most notably Argentine. It was chambered in Mauser-type rifles and certain types of machine guns. Today this cartridge is mostly obsolete, although some manufacturers still produce this cartridge for civilian use.

Designation Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
14.7 620 2830 with round-nose FMJ bullet
10 830 3440 with pointed FMJ bullet