Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mauser by RWS

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 8 mm Mauser by RWS

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XX.3924

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimmed brass case with a large brass primer and round nosed steel jacketed solid bullet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.8 mm, Case length: 56.8 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.06 mm

Calibre

8 x 57 mm JR

Inscriptions and Marks

R W S 8 X 57 jR

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.