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

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

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.