Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Hungarian Mannlicher

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Hungarian Mannlicher

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3084

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 washed, steel jacketed type. The bullet tip and primer have traces of green lacquer which may suggest an armour-piercing tracer

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 72.86 mm, Case length: 55.88 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.02 mm

Calibre

8 x 56 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

HA (super-imposed) * * 40

Associations

Places Hungary

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.