Kammerlader - Comparison With Contemporary Rifles

Comparison With Contemporary Rifles

The kammerlader is often claimed to be an outstanding weapon for its time. The only contemporary rifle which it can be compared to is the Prussian needle gun — the only other breech loader adopted for service in the 1840s.

Rifle Kammerlader M1849/55 Prussian Needle gun
Effective range 1,000 m (1,100 yards) 600 m (650 yards)
Rate of fire 6 to 8 rounds/minute (guesstimate, see article) 10 to 12 rounds/minute
Calibre 17.5 mm (0.69 in) 15.4 mm (0.61 in)
Muzzle velocity 265 to 350 m/s (870 to 1,150 ft/s) 305 m/s (1,000 ft/s)
Barrel length 78 cm (30.7 in) 91 cm (35.8 in)
Total length 126 cm (50.4 in) 142 cm 55.9 in)
Loaded weight 5 kg (11 lb) 4.7 kg (10.4 lb)

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