Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3769

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.48in
CaseLength2.98in
OverallLength3.52in

Calibre

.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

HENRY 500

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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