Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .400 in Boxer

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .400 in Boxer

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.1530

Provenance

Purchased from Arian Trading March 1992.

Physical Description

A long, slightly tapered brass case with a small copper primer set into a separate iron base, rivetted to a brass cup. The body of the cartridge is rolled brass. the conical lead bullet is hollow pointed and paper patched

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.4in
CaseLength3.23in
OverallLength3.66in

Calibre

.400 x 3 1/4 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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