Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .50 in Martin Patent

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .50 in Martin Patent

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XX.324

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A straight rimmed copper case, with plain flat base. Two shallow crimps are visible on the case wall above the rim. The primer is a Martin's Patent bar anvil [Refer to Logan p.79.] with Tibbals Patent primer. Bullet is conical lead

Dimensions

Dimensions: O/Length:1.73 in, C/Length:1.28 in, B/Diam:0.50 in

Calibre

.50 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America

Notes

H.Logan, 'Cartridges' p79.