Object Title

Pinfire rifle cartridge - 15 mm Fiocchi

Pinfire rifle cartridge - 15 mm Fiocchi

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XX.221

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A squat rimless copper case. A brass ignition pin is set at right angles to the base. The bullet is conical lead with a flattened tip, and is retained by a rolled crimp at the casemouth

Dimensions

BulletDiameter15 mm
CaseLength21.8 mm
OverallLength37.3 mm

Calibre

15 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

15 FIOCCHI

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

G.Hoyem, Hist & Dev of Small Arms Ammunition Vol 1.