Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .500 in Black Powder Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3775

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed tapered brass case, with an empty primer pocket. The bullet is a conical lead type with two deep grease grooves and an inserted copper tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength2.98in
OverallLength3.66in

Calibre

.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

N.A.& A Co EXPRESS 500 [National Arms and Ammunition co, Birmingham]

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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