Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .244 in Belted Magnum

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .244 in Belted Magnum

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3478

Provenance

Formerly part of the reference collection of the London Proof House.

Physical Description

A rimless, belted acutely bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a large brass primer, covered with a purple laquered stripe. The bullet is a pointed, round nosed copper jacketed type, with a lead tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.24in
CaseLength2.77in
OverallLength3.51in

Calibre

.244 in

Inscriptions and Marks

244 MAGNUM

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
F.Barnes, Cartridges of the World
J.Huon, Military Rifle & M.G. Cartridges
Jenselink & Wanting, Patronen
Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide