Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express by Eley

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express by Eley

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3736

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed straight brass case, with a small copper primer. The bullet is a conical, lead type with a paper patch and a copper tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength2.98in
OverallLength3.55in

Calibre

.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 500

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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