Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .40-70 in Sharps

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .40-70 in Sharps

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.613

Provenance

Purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A long, tapered, rimmed brass case with a smallcopper primer.The rim is bevelled. The bullet is a patched conical lead type with a flat nose

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.39 in
CaseLength2.49 in
OverallLength3.3 in

Calibre

.40 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America

Notes

F.G.Barnes, Cartridges of the World.
C.V.Hamilton, U.S. Centrefire Metallic Rifle Cartidges.