Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Nitro Express by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Nitro Express by Eley

Date

1890

Object Number

XX.1629

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A large straight rimmed brass case with a very large copper primer. The conical bullet is nickel jacketed with a lead tip and four vertical slits in the casing to aid expansion. It is retained by three deep punch crimps

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.577in
CaseLength2.75in
OverallLength3.51in

Calibre

.577 x 2 3/4 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 577 NITRO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem Hist & Dev of S.A.A Vol 3 p49.