Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express by Eley

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XX.3707

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed straight coiled brass case, covered with buff coloured paper. The cup and rim have a staked copper primer inset into the base, which is sealed with a thin piece of glued white paper. The bullet is a conical, lead type with a paper patch and copper tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength2.97in
OverallLength3.54in

Calibre

.500 x 3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY BROS

Associations

Notes

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