Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm Experimental by SAKO

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 5.56 mm Experimental by SAKO

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3126

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A short bottlenecked rimless brass case with a small brass primer and pointed copper jacketed bullet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46.2 mm, Case length: 33.3 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.56 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 33 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

SAKO 7.33

Associations

Places Finland

Notes

Jean Huon,Military rifle and machine gun cartridges.
J.Jenselink & H.Wanting Patronen. P99 An experimantal cartridge probably rejected in favour of the NATO 5.56 round.