Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2940

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a small brass primer with a red annulus. It is a pointed copper jacketed bullet, with a crimp at its base

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.46 mm, Case length: 44.68 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.66 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ (.223 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

RG * 85

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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