Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .40-70 in Sharps by WRA Co

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .40-70 in Sharps by WRA Co

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.675

Provenance

Purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A long, tapered rimmed brass case with a large brass primer. The bullet is a patched conical lead flat nosed pattern

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.4in
CaseLength2.5in
OverallLength3.27in

Calibre

.40-70 in

Inscriptions and Marks

WRA Co 40-70 SS

Associations

Places America

Notes

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