Object Title

Centrefire cartridge case - .303 in

Centrefire cartridge case - .303 in

Date

1935

Object Number

XX.4088

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The case has been sectioned along the axis to show the way the cupro-nickel reinforcing piece is moulded to fit the cavity at the head of the case and provide the necessary support.
NB see XX.4086 for the complete case and XX.4087 for the case and insert separate

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.67 mm (2.192 in)

Calibre

.303 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

These cases were experimentally produced around 1934/1935 by Greenwood and Batley in Leeds in response to requests from the RAF for lighter ammunition for airborne use. None were entirely successful and were never adopted.