Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .223 in/5.56 mm NATO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .223 in/5.56 mm NATO

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2952

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 56.8 mm, Case length: 44.5 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.66 mm

Calibre

.223 in _ (5.56 x 45 mm)

Inscriptions and Marks

TT 9 80

Associations

Places Switzerland

Notes

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