Object Title

Centrefire pistol cartridge - .38 in Colt Navy

Centrefire pistol cartridge - .38 in Colt Navy

Date

1872

Object Number

XX.5651

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

An early centrefire cartridge, comprising a rimmed, straight brass case with a very small brass primer, set flush with the base and the case has a protective cardboard tube slipped over it. The bullet is a conical, solid lead type and is paper patched

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.36in
CaseLength0.85in
OverallLength1.3in

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America

Notes

C.R.Suydam, U.S Cartridges and their Handguns.