Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mauser by RWS

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mauser by RWS

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3865

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.3 mm, Case length: 57 mm, Bullet diameter: 8 mm

Calibre

8 x 57 mm J

Inscriptions and Marks

R.W.S. 8x57 j

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.