Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 7.7 mm

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 7.7 mm

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3000

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large primer. The bullet is a pointed, copper jacketed type. There are traces of red paint around the primer, believed to denote tracer ammunition

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 77.2 mm, Case length: 55.8 mm, Bullet diameter: 7.87 mm

Calibre

7.7 x 56 mm R

Inscriptions and Marks

7.7. 2-1 I

Associations

Places Japan

Bibliographic References

P.Labbett,Military Small Arms Ammu nition 1945-80. J.Huon, Military Rifle & Machine gun Ammo. F.G.Barnes, Cartidges of the World Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide.