Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 6.5 mm Carcano

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 6.5 mm Carcano

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3103

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimless bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer. The bullet is a round-nosed, steel jacketed type, with a ring visible near the nose and a frangible lead core. Probably a machine gun blank, but could also be gallery practice

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.17 mm, Case length: 52.51 mm, Bullet diameter: 6.73 mm

Calibre

6.5 x 52 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

C.A. B-40

Associations

Places Italy

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.