Object Title

Centrefire shotgun cartridge - 14 bore Sturtevant Patent by UMC Co

Centrefire shotgun cartridge - 14 bore Sturtevant Patent by UMC Co

Date

1860

Object Number

XX.457

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A rimmed brass case with an open primer orifice. Within this orifice is a steel rod with ball ends. To prime the case, a percussion cap is placed on the anvil inside the case. This forces the rod to protrude, effectively 'cocking' the case in readiness for firing

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.74in
OverallLength2.37in

Calibre

14 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

U.M.C.Co BRIDGEPORT CONN V 14

Associations

Places America