Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .400 in Purdey

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .400 in Purdey

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3491

Provenance

London Proof House collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

A rimmed, slightly tapered brass cartridge, with a very large copper primer, covered with a purple laquered stripe. The bullet is a proof type, being cylindrical, solid lead with a paper patch

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.4in
CaseLength2.99in
OverallLength3.79in

Calibre

.400 in

Inscriptions and Marks

KYNOCH 400 P

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide