Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3853

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a large brass primer and round nosed steel full jacketed bullet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 86.6 mm, Case length: 67.32 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.14 mm

Calibre

8 x 68 mm S

Inscriptions and Marks

RWS 8 x 68 S

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.