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

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

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