Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mauser

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mauser

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3846

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a large brass primer and flat tipped steel jacketed soft point bullet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 81.7 mm, Case length: 56.9 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.03 mm

Calibre

8 x 57 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

G.G.C. * * D

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Jean Huon,Military rifle and machine gun cartridges.
F.C.Barnes, Cartridges of the World.
Lenselink,Wanting & de Hek. Patronen.
F.Datig, Cartidges for Collectors, Vol
Munhall & White, Headstamp Guide.