Object Title

Cartridge, centrefire rifle. - .577/.500 in No. 2 Black Powder Express by Eley

Cartridge, centrefire rifle. - .577/.500 in No. 2 Black Powder Express by Eley

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.1612

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A large rimmed brass case with a slight bottleneck. The primer is a small rifle type of copper. The conical lead bullet is paper patched and hollow pointed with the orifice filled by a copper cap

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.498in
CaseLength2.82in
OverallLength3.42in

Calibre

.577/.500 x 2 13/16 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Eley No.2 Exp. Suitable sporting double guns.
G. Hoyem. The History & Development of Small Arms Ammunition, vol III.