Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.149

Physical Description

A long, slightly tapered rolled brass case, covered with stiff brown paper. The base comprises a brass collar with an iron disc retained by a brass anvil which acts as both disc retainer and primer pocket. The primer is a small brass type. The bullet is conical lead, with a cream paper patch

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.45in
CaseLength2.5in
OverallLength3.29in

Calibre

.450 x 2 1\4 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, Hist and Dev of S.A.A. Vol 3, p 77.