Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .450/.400 in Nitro by Eley

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .450/.400 in Nitro by Eley

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3493

Provenance

London Proof House collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

A rimmed, bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a proof type, being cylinfrical, flat nosed and paper patched

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.4in
CaseLength2.38in
OverallLength3.19in

Calibre

.400 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY'S NITRO 450/400

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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