Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - 5.6 mm Vom Hofe Super Express

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - 5.6 mm Vom Hofe Super Express

Date

1937

Object Number

XX.5566

Provenance

Purchased from Arian Trading, 27/05/2001

Physical Description

A rimless, bottlenecked brass cartridge, with a large brass primer and red annulus. The bullet is a pointed, nickel jacketed type with an alloy tip

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 79.6 mm, Case length: 61 mm, Bullet diameter: 5.75 mm

Calibre

5.6 x 61 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

C VOM HOFE C 5.6 SUPER EXPRESS

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

G.Hoyem, History & Development of Small Arms Ammn. Vol 3
F.Barnes, Cartridges of the World