Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mannlicher

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mannlicher

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3053

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 round-nosed, steel type

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 77 mm, Case length: 50.6 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.1 mm

Calibre

8 x 50 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

In four segments: 'I 1890 GR'

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

'GR' IS G. Roth, the Austrian ammunition maker.