Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .38/40 in Winchester by Eley

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .38/40 in Winchester by Eley

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3467

Provenance

London Proof House collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

A rimmed, slightly bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a small copper primer, covered with a purple laquered stripe. The bullet is a flat nosed lead type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.38in
CaseLength1.29in
OverallLength1.56in

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 38 W

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