Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2941

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 56.81 mm, Case length: 44.61 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.66 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ (.223 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

FNM 80-2

Associations

Places Portugal

Notes

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