Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Kropatschek

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Kropatschek

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XX.3048

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

Rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer. The bullet is a round-nosed, nickel clad, steel jacketed type

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 80.6 mm, Case length: 56.6 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.14 mm

Calibre

8 x 56 mm R

Inscriptions and Marks

AE (super-imposed) * * 1915

Associations

Places Portugal

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

Letters 'AE' were the insignia of the Portuguese Government arsenal officially known as the Arsenal do Excercito (arsenal of the army).