Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Lebel Balle M

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Lebel Balle M

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.3041

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimless bottlenecked brass case, with double taper. Large brass primer with traces of red lacquer. The bullet is a round, flattened shape and is of nickel jacketed lead

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 74.22 mm, Case length: 50.92 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.12 mm

Calibre

8 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

ART.M/VE.BS.2/01On bullet tip: S

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

8 mm Lebel cartridge with ART M model case. Product of VE, Cartoucherie de Valence with metal supplied by BS, Atelier de Laminage de l'Ecole de Pyrotechnie, Bourges.