Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Express by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Express by Eley

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.525

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A long, tapered rimmed brass case with a very large copper primer. The bullet is a paperpatched conical lead pattern, with copper tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5 in
CaseLength2.99 in
OverallLength3.49 in

Calibre

.500 x 3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, Hist & Dev of Small Arms Ammunition Vol3.