Object Title

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .577 in

Centrefire rifle proof cartridge - .577 in

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3730

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A straight rimmed brass case, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a solid, flat nosed lead pattern with a paper patch. There is a purple stripe across the base of the case, denoting a proof round

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.574in
CaseLength2.73in
OverallLength3.56in

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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