Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .303 in Mk. IV Cordite

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .303 in Mk. IV Cordite

Date

1905

Object Number

XX.1931

Provenance

Private donation, June 1990

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimmed brass case with a large copper primer, and particularly thick rim. The bullet is conical nickel jacketed with a hollow point. Such projectiles were banned by international law and were withdrawn from service by 1910

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.3in
CaseLength2.19in
OverallLength2.98in

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

B C IV

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

J.Huon, Military Rifle & M.Gun Ammunition.
F.G.Barnes, Cartridges of the World.