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

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

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.