Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Snider

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Snider

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.1624

Provenance

P.Budgen collection

Physical Description

Conical lead bullet with a hollow point filled by a copper plug. A cream paper patch covers the lower half of the bullet. The case is coiled brass fitting into a solid brass cup,the base being an iron disc secured in the centre by a brass anvil. There is a small copper primer fitted

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.55in
CaseLength1.92in
OverallLength2.46in

Calibre

.577 x 2 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem,'The History and Development of the Cartridge' Vol III