Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .303 in Mk. II

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .303 in Mk. II

Date

1890

Object Number

XX.1673

Provenance

Private donation, April 1991

Physical Description

A rimmed brass bittlenecked case with a slight taper. The bullet is round nosed nickel jacketed and has been slightly scored by pliers or a similar tool. There is a large copper primer. The bullet is retained by three stab crimps

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.303 in
CaseLength2.2 in
OverallLength3.07 in

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

II B C

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

J.Huon. Military rifle and machine gun cartridges. 1988. p 299.