Object Title

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

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

Date

1880

Object Number

XX.140

Provenance

P. Budgen collection, purchased 1988

Physical Description

A coiled brass case with a separate iron disc rim, attached to a brass base by means of a brass rivet which acts as an annulus for the small copper primer. The round nosed lead bullet is paper patched and held by a double rolled crimp at the case mouth

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.44in
CaseLength2.29in
OverallLength3.12in

Calibre

.577/.450 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

J.Huon, Mil. Rifle & M.Gun Ammunition.