Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .500 in Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .500 in Nitro Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3502

Provenance

London Proof House collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

A rimmmed straight brass cartridge, with a very large copper primer, covered with a purple laquered stripe. The bullet is a conical, nickel jacketed type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.57in
CaseLength2.73in
OverallLength3.4in

Calibre

.577/.500 x 2 3/4 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY NITRO 577

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