Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .303 in Armour Piercing

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .303 in Armour Piercing

Date

1940

Object Number

XX.4111

Provenance

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

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a conical, pointed, nickel jacketed type and contains a steel core of approximately the same profile. The cartridge is sectioned longitudinally along its whole length and is contained in a wooden block with a cavity cut to receive it and having a swivelling lid

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.315in
CaseLength2.203in
OverallLength3.0375in
BoxLength92.06mm

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible

Associations

Places Britain