Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577/.500 in Eley Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577/.500 in Eley Nitro Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3774

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed tapered brass case, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a conical, lead type with a copper insert in the tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength2.99in
OverallLength3.51in

Calibre

.577/.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY NITRO 500

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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