Object Title

Percussion shotgun cartridge - 13 bore Eley

Percussion shotgun cartridge - 13 bore Eley

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XX.1771

Provenance

Purchased 25 March 1991.

Physical Description

A buff paper case enclosing a green paper body. The cartridge comprises a fine wire casing which retains a charge of black powder, wad and shot. The base of the case was removed prior to its being put into the breech of the gun

Dimensions

OverallLength1.44in

Calibre

13 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

Top: ELEYS PATENT WIRE CARTRIDGE THE 8 TOP. Base: ELEY'S PATENT 13

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

See also XX.1772.