Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Date

1887

Object Number

XX.4078

Provenance

Ex Greenwood and Batley Ltd., Leeds via the collection of Geoffrey Brown. Purchased 17 October 1999

Physical Description

A rimmed straight brass case with pocket to receive a large Berdan-type primer, and a nickel jacketed cylindro-conoidal bullet with a slightly flattened tip. The bullet has two narrow and one wide central cannelure. The lower extremity of the case has an oblique cut extending through the primer pocket to reveal construction details and the bullet has a quadrant section removed longitudinally.
A piece of paper coiled in the case reads
'Sample case and bullet from Em Tripone (?) Paris./ See letter Jan 6th 1891/ Spanish Mod Navy'

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.3 mm, Case length: 57.26 mm, Bullet diameter: 11.21 mm

Calibre

11 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

'A 7 87'

Associations

Places Spain