Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Lebel

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Lebel

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.3039

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer. The bullet is a pointed, copper jacketed type. The case body has a double taper and there are traces of red lacquer on the bullet and primer suggesting a tracer

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 74.87 mm, Case length: 50.4 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.3 mm

Calibre

8 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

ART.D/A.VE.BS/3/14

Associations

Places France

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

ART D model of 8 mm Lebel rifle; case produced during the 3rd quarter of 1914 by A.VE., Cartoucherie de Valence. Metal supplied by 'BS', Atelier de Laminage de l'Ecole de Pyrotechnie, Bourges.