Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Coiled

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Coiled

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.1611

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A short coiled brass case with a brass base and iron disc rim retained by a brass rivet that acts as an annulus for the small copper primer.The lead bullet is hollow pointed and filled with a copper tube. It is also paper patched

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength1.5in
OverallLength2.1in

Calibre

.500 x 1 1/2 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, Hist & Dev of S.A.A Vol3.