Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .242 in Vickers Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .242 in Vickers Nitro Express

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3963

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimless bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer. The bullet is a conical, steel jacketed copper point

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.248in
CaseLength2.39in
OverallLength3.18in

Calibre

.242 in

Inscriptions and Marks

VICKERS .242 K

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

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