Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Black Powder Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Black Powder Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.1626

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A coiled brass case, with a solid brass base and iron rim retained by a brass rivet, which also contains the small copper primer. The conical lead bullet is hollow pointed, and sealed with a copper plug. There is also a paper patch around the skitrt of the bullet

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.561in
CaseLength2.75in
OverallLength3.29in

Calibre

.577 x 2 3/4 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Suitabled sporting rifles, often Snider actioned.
G. Hoyem. The History & Development of Small Arms Ammunition. vol III.