Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.158

Physical Description

A squat, rimmed brass case with a slight bottleneck. The rim is particularly thick and wide. A very large copper primer sits in a slightly raised annulus. The bullet is a conical patched lead type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.46in
CaseLength1.54in
OverallLength2.13in

Calibre

.45-50 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America (?)

Notes

F.C.Barnes, 'Cartridges' p 110.