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

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