Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .400 in Purdey Straight by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .400 in Purdey Straight by Eley

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.1873

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A long, slim rimmed brass case, the rim being very thin. A very large copper primer is fitted. The conical lead bullet is hollow pointed and has two grease grooves. It is retained by three stab crimps low down on the case neck.

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.4 in
OverallLength3.59 in
CaseLength3 in

Calibre

.400 x 3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 400 P NITRO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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