Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .442 in Long Rifle

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .442 in Long Rifle

Date

1870

Object Number

XX.1788

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A rimmed brass case of a size comparable to a revolver cartridge. The small copper primer is inserted into a separate copper anvil which also acts as a retaining collar for the rim, which is a brass disc. The conical lead bullet is retained by two punch crimps

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.422in
CaseLength1.01in
OverallLength1.43in

Calibre

.442 in

Inscriptions and Marks

A three leaf clover

Associations

Places Britain