Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .450 in Coiled Black Powder Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .450 in Coiled Black Powder Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.1882

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A large coiled brass case with a brass cup base and iron disc attached by means of a brass rivet which also acts as the annulus for the small brass primer. The lead conical bullet is hollow pointed and filled by a copper tube. It is also paper patched and retained by three long stab crimps.

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.45in
CaseLength3.22in
OverallLength3.68in

Calibre

.450 x 3 1/3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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