Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2946

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a small nickel primer and pointed nickel jacketed steel cored bullet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 58.14 mm, Case length: 44.59 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.45 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ (.223 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Unknown

Notes

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