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

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

Calibre

.38 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places America

Notes

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