Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 6.5 mm Carcano

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 6.5 mm Carcano

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3034

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimless bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer. The bullet is a round-nosed, nickel jacketed type.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 75.6 mm, Case length: 52.5 mm, Bullet diameter: 6.75 mm

Calibre

6.5 x 52 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Star 1936

Associations

Places Austria

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.

Notes

This marking appears on 6.5 mm x 52.5 mm Mannlicher Carcano ammunition reported to have been made on contract for the Italian Army. 1936 product of Hirtenberger Patronen-Zundhutchen u. Metallwarenfabrik, A.G. of Hirtenberg, Austria.