Since the invention of the MiniƩ ball by French designer Claude-Etienne MiniƩ French firearms manufacturers have been at the forefront of ammunition development for rifled firearms, including developing the first smokeless powder round in the 1880s.


A - 11x59Rmm French B - 8x50Rmm Lebel C - 7x57mm Meunier D - 7.5x54mm M1929 MAS