Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.142

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A straight rolled brass case with a separate brass cup base and iron rim. The rim is retained by a brass rivet which acts as an annulus for the small copper primer. The paper patched bullet is conical lead, with a hollow point filled by a copper plug

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5 in
CaseLength2.97 in
OverallLength3.05 in

Calibre

.500 x 3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Dev of Small Arms Ammunition Vol 3.