Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.2967

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.22in
CaseLength1.77in
OverallLength2.24in

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ (.223 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

RA 64

Associations

Places America

Notes

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