Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .500/.450 in Eley's No. 1 Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .500/.450 in Eley's No. 1 Nitro Express

Date

1880

Object Number

XX.5553

Provenance

Purchased from Arian Trading, 27/05/2001

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a flat nosed cylindrical type, with paper patch

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.44in
CaseLength2.73in
OverallLength3.61in

Calibre

.500/.450 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY'S NITRO NO 1 EXPRESS

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
F.Barnes, Cartridges of the World
Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide