Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Eley Nitro

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Eley Nitro

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3768

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed straight brass case, with a large copper primer. The bullet is an elongated, round nosed nickle jacted type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength3.23in
OverallLength3.96in

Calibre

.500 x 3 1/4 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.