Object details

Weapons and ammunition
Related period
Interwar (association)
Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd (Kynoch), Witton, Birmingham

Bullet: steel

Bullet: gilding metal

Case: brass

Priming Cap: brass


Bullet: Diameter 12.9 mm

Case: Length 120.0 mm

Neck: Diameter 13.8 mm

Shoulder: Diameter 18.0 mm

Head: Diameter 20.8 mm

Rim: Diameter 22.0 mm

whole: Length 157.0 mm

Catalogue number
SAA 59

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