Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .450 in

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .450 in

Date

1870

Object Number

XX.264

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A straight rolled brass case with separate brass cup and iron disc base, retained by a brass rivet that also doubles as an annulus into which is inserted a small copper primer. The bullet is a conical lead pattern with flat tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.44in
CaseLength2.5in
OverallLength2.82in

Calibre

.450 x 2 1/2 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, Hist & Dev of Small Arms Ammunition Vol3.