Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .700 in Holland and Holland

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .700 in Holland and Holland

Date

1990

Object Number

XX.1680

Provenance

Private donation, March 1991

Physical Description

A very large rimmed brass case with a slight taper. There is no primer in this example but the orifice would indicate the use of a large rifle primer. The bullet is conical, lead with a copper jacket, and is retained by three stab crimps.

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.7 in
CaseLength3.5 in
OverallLength4.01 in

Calibre

.700 x 3 1/2 in

Inscriptions and Marks

700 HOLLAND & HOLLAND

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This cartridge is a limited production type for a specially commissioned Holland & Holland double rifle.