Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .297/.230 in Long

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .297/.230 in Long

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3505

Provenance

London Proof House collection purchased 12/08/1999

Physical Description

A short, rimmed bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a small copper primer, covered with a purple laquered stripe. The bullet is a conical lead type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.21in
CaseLength0.8in
OverallLength1.07in

Calibre

.297/.230 in

Inscriptions and Marks

297/230

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
F.Barnes, Cartridges of the World
Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide