Object Title

Centrefire pistol cartridge - .45 in Colt

Centrefire pistol cartridge - .45 in Colt

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.159

Physical Description

A limited production cartridge based on the Benet system of priming, comprising a copper case with a very slight rim and two heavy crimps in the case wall 0.18' above the rim. The cartridge base is smooth and flat, the bullet being a conical lead type with a flat tip. It is retained by a series of rose crimps.

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.44in
CaseLength1.07in
OverallLength1.55in

Calibre

.45 in

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places America

Notes

H.C.Logan, 'Cartridges' p85 & 92.