Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577/.500 in Eley No.2 Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .577/.500 in Eley No.2 Express

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3807

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a small copper primer. The bullet is a conical,lead paper patched copper tubed hollow point

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.5in
CaseLength2.82in
OverallLength3.43in

Calibre

.577/.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY No.2 EXP

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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