Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 7.62 mm by Greenwood and Batley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 7.62 mm by Greenwood and Batley

Date

1917

Object Number

XX.2906

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimmed brass case with a very large copper primer and pointed nickel over copper jacketed bullet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.6 mm (3 in.), case length: 52.9 mm (2.1 in.), bullet diameter: 7.82 mm (0.3 in.)

Calibre

7.62 x 54 mm R

Inscriptions and Marks

G-17 7.62

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Jean Huon,Military rifle and machine gun cartridges.
F.C.Barnes, Cartridges of the World.
Munhall & White, Headstamp Guide.