Object Title

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

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

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3808

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a conical paper patched lead type

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.503in
CaseLength2.83in
OverallLength3.41in

Calibre

.577/.500 in

Inscriptions and Marks

KYNOCH No.2 EXPRESS

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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