Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Centrefire rifle cartridge

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XX.3045

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A rimmed bottlenecked brass case, with a large brass primer, which has traces of black paint around the edge. The bullet is a pointed, nickel washed, steel jacketed type

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.6 mm, Case length: 55.6 mm, Bullet diameter: 8.32 mm

Calibre

8 X 56 mm R

Inscriptions and Marks

Lion (symbol) 1940 B?

Associations

Places Bulgaria

Bibliographic References

P.Labbett,Military Small Arms Ammu nition 1945-80. J.Huon, Military Rifle & Machine gun Ammo. F.G.Barnes, Cartidges of the World Munhall & White, Cartridge Headstamp Guide.