Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .500/.450 in No. 1 Express by Eley

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .500/.450 in No. 1 Express by Eley

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3494

Provenance

London Proof House collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.45in
CaseLength2.74in
OverallLength3.59in

Calibre

.450 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY'S No1 EXPRESS NITRO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
F.Barnes, Cartridges of the World
Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide