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9mm Glisenti
9mm Glisenti.jpg
Type Pistol
Place of origin  Kingdom of Italy
Parent cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Case type Rimless, tapered
Bullet diameter 9.02 mm (0.355 in)
Neck diameter 9.65 mm (0.380 in)
Base diameter 9.96 mm (0.392 in)
Rim diameter 9.98 mm (0.393 in)
Case length 19.15 mm (0.754 in)
Overall length 29.21 mm (1.150 in)

9mm Glisenti is an Italian pistol cartridge.

History and Usage

9mm Glisenti was developed for the Glisenti Model 1910, an Italian sidearm used in the First World War. It was also used in other Italian weapons such as the Beretta Model 1915 and 1923 pistols, OVP and Beretta Model 1918 submachine guns, and Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun.


The cartridge was based on the German 9×19mm Parabellum, but it is significantly less powerful, meant to be used in blowback pistols, easier to manufacture than a locked breech firearm, instead of 9mm Parabellum.

The cartridge has received little popularity today.

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