Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in by Holland and Holland

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in by Holland and Holland

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.277

Provenance

J.Gooding collection, purchased November 1983.

Physical Description

A very long rimmed brass case, with a small copper primer. The bullet is a conical lead type with a hollow point and three deep lubrication grooves. It is retained in the case by two punch crimps

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.49in
CaseLength3.25in
OverallLength3.85in

Calibre

.500 x 3 1/4 in

Inscriptions and Marks

HOLLAND & HOLLAND .500

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, Hist & Dev of Small Arms Ammunition Vol3.
Munhall & White, Cart.Headstamp Guide.