Object Title

Centrefire cannon cartridge - 20 mm Oerlikon

Centrefire cannon cartridge - 20 mm Oerlikon

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.2170

Provenance

Purchased from Weller & Dufty, 14 January 1994.

Physical Description

A large rimless brass case, the rim being heavily rebated. The primer is missing, but the anvil is clearly visible in the primer pocket. The projectile is steel, with a screw nosecap which would normally contain the priming and explosive charge. It has a thin copper driving band

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 144.4 mm, Case length: 79.8 mm, Bullet diameter: 19.6 mm

Calibre

20 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Headstamp; 59f BK 40. nosecap: EXW 191 43

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

J.Huon, Military Rifle & M.Gun Ammunition.
Munhall & White, Cart.Headstamp Guide.