Object Title

Cartridge box - .500 in Eley Express

Cartridge box - .500 in Eley Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.2399

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A box containing 10 cartridges. The cartridge is a rimmed brass case with a large copper primer. The bullet is conical lead with a copper tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.49in
CaseLength2.99in
OverallLength3.5in

Calibre

.500 x 3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Cart: ELEY 500 The box label is pale 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 .