Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO by Fabrique Nationale

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO by Fabrique Nationale

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2951

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a small brass primer and round nosed copper jacketed bullet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.1 mm, Case length: 44.5 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.63 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ (.223 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

FN 73

Associations

Places Belgium

Notes

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