Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Eley Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Eley Nitro Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3716

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed straight brass case, with avery large copper primer. The bullet is a conical, lead type with a copper tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.487in
CaseLength2.98in
OverallLength3.47in

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.