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    Hi All,
    Can anyone on here help me identify this old (empty and inert) round.
    This is a small bottle necked round with no headstamp, it has a lead bullet with a wax lubricated groove, It has the following dimensions,
    The case is 20mm in length
    Complete it is 29mm
    The bullet diameter is 6.5mm
    Best Weasel.
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    I wonder if its a Martini Henry .577 looks very similar
    Steve

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    Hi Fuzeman,
    If only a fraction of the size,
    Best Weasel

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    oops i should have seen your measurements i was going by the case looks a bad idea of mine
    Steve

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    Educated guess

    .297"/.230" Morris Aiming Tube, Long or
    .297"/250" Rook Rifle

    The bottleneck seems quite subtle so I'll guess on the Rook rifle.
    TonyE will know the answer.

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    Tim.G.
    Last edited by TimG; 12th January 2009 at 01:33 AM. Reason: spacing

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    Going by the dimensions it is a .297/.250" Rook Rifle. A .297/.230" has a noticeably wider shoulder to the case.

    The "heeled" bullet is very typical of these early rounds.

    Regards
    TonyE

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    Hi Tony and TimG,
    Thanks that looks like it, the 297/250 Rook rifle round the only difference i can see is that the base of my round has a chamfer. Maybe that was just dependant on what company was making it.
    Many thanks Weasel.

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    Rook

    There are often slight differences in the rim of these rounds. There is also a wide rim version of the .297/230".

    Regards
    TonyE

 

 

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