Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Eley Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Eley Nitro Express

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3721

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A straight rimmed brass case, with a very large copper primer. The bullet is a conical nickle jacketed type, with a lead nose. It has four vertical slits up the skirt to aid expansion, and it is deeply seated into the casemouth with a rolled crimp

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5 in
CaseLength2.99 in
OverallLength3.69 in

Calibre

.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 500 NITRO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

F.G.Barnes. Cartridges of the World, 6th Ed.
G.Hoyem. History & Development of Small Arms Ammo. Vol 3.