Object Title

Cartridge box - .400 in Purdey Express

Cartridge box - .400 in Purdey Express

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.2330

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A box containing 1 cartridge. The cartridge is a rimmed tapered brass case with a very large copper primer. The bullet is conical lead with two grease grooves

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.38in
CaseLength2.98in
OverallLength3.52in

Calibre

.400 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Cart: PURDEY LONDON The box label is green with black print

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

J.Huon, Military Rifle & M.Gun Ammunition.
F.G.Barnes, Cartridges of the World.
Munhall & White, Cart.Headstamp Guide.
G.Hoyem, History & Development ofSmall Arms Ammo. Vol .