Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Eley Nitro

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577 in Eley Nitro

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3767

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.576 in
CaseLength2.99 in
OverallLength3.66 in

Calibre

.577 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 577 NITRO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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