Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .450 in Coiled

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .450 in Coiled

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XX.1887

Provenance

Private collection purchased from Arian Trading June 1990.

Physical Description

A short coiled brass body with a deep brass cup providing the cartridge base. The rim is an iron disc held in place by a brass rivet which also acts as an annulus for the small copper primer. The round nosed bullet is deeply sunk into the case and may be of the spherical ball type.

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.45 in
CaseLength1.31 in
OverallLength1.47 in

Calibre

.450 x 1 1/3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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