Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .303 in Savage by Eley

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .303 in Savage by Eley

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3464

Provenance

London Proof house collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a large copper primer, covered with a purple laquered stripe. The bullet is a round nosed nickel jacketed type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.303in
CaseLength1.96in
OverallLength2.56in

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY .303 SAVAGE

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
F.Barnes, Cartridges of the World
J.Huon, Military Rifle & M.G. Cartridges
Jenselink & Wanting, Patronen
Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide