Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Snider

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Snider

Date

1860

Object Number

XX.1909

Provenance

R.C.Wright collection donated September 1990

Physical Description

A paper covered foil wrapped case with a separate brass base and black iron disc rim, retained on the base by a brass rivet that also acts as an annulus for the small copper primer. The bullet is a conical lead type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.56in
CaseLength1.95in
OverallLength2.42in

Calibre

.577 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

J.Huon. Military rifle & Machinegun Ammunition.