Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2934

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a small nickel primer and pointed copper jacketed bullet, with a green tip

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.3 mm, Case length: 44.56 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.64 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ .223 in

Inscriptions and Marks

* 5.56 85 FNB

Associations

Places Belgium

Notes

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