Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577/.450 in Coiled Martini-Henry

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577/.450 in Coiled Martini-Henry

Date

1870

Object Number

XX.1872

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A coiled brass case with a bottleneck. The rim is a brass cup retained by a central copper rivet that acts as the primer annulus and retaining rivet for the iron rim. There is a small copper primer. The conical lead bullet is paper patched, and hollow pointed, the hole being filled by a copper tube

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.45in
CaseLength2.3in
OverallLength2.95in

Calibre

.577/.450 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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