Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Henry by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Henry by Eley

Date

1900

Object Number

XX.1630

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

Brass case with a shallow rim and bottleneck. The caseneck has 3 punched crimps. The patched bullet is conical, with a flattened nose containing a copper tubed filled hollow point. A comparitively small copper primer is fitted

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.56 in
CaseLength2.73 in
OverallLength3.27 in

Calibre

.577 in _ (20 bore) _

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Eley Bros London. Suitable sporting rifles.
G. Hoyem. The History & Development of Small Arms Ammunition, vol.III.