Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3786

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed straight rolled brass case with a large copper primer. The bullet is a conical, lead type with a copper tube in the hollow point. Paper patch

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength1.5in
OverallLength2.09in

Calibre

.500 x 2 1/2 in

Inscriptions and Marks

nil

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

F.G.Barnes. Cartridges of the World, 6th Ed.
G.Hoyem. History & Development of Small Arms Ammo. Vol 3.