Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Nitro Express by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Nitro Express by Eley

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3746

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed straigh brass case, with a very large copper primer. The bullet is a conical, nickle jacketed type with a lead tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5 in
CaseLength2.99 in
OverallLength3.7 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.