Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Italian

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Italian

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3020

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimless bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer and a deep ring around the base. The bullet is a pointed, copper jacketed type

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 80.3 mm, Case length: 58.9 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.28 mm

Calibre

8 x 59 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

S M I 938

Associations

Places Italy

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.