|Place of origin||Britain|
|Bullet diameter||.570 in (14.5 mm)|
|Neck diameter||.602 in (15.3 mm)|
|Base diameter||.660 in (16.8 mm)|
|Rim diameter||.747 in (19.0 mm)|
|Rim thickness||.065 in (1.7 mm)|
|Case length||2.0 in (51 mm)|
|Overall length||2.45 in (62 mm)|
|Source(s): The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions, by John J. Donnelly, Stoeger Publishing, 1987, ISBN 978-0-88317-269-8. p. 686.|
Early .577 Snider cartridges were made from paper, with a metallic base and primer, but later commercial cartridges were made from drawn brass, much like modern small arms ammunition. The .577 Snider cartridge was eventually replaced in service by the .577/450 Martini-Henry cartridge in the 1870s. The .577 Snider cartridge is considered by most commentators to be obsolete, with large scale commercial production having ceased in the 1930s. However, as of 2012, cases, bullets and cartridges as well as others of the .577 family are available from Tenbury Guns Limited in the United Kingdom.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions, by John J. Donnelly, Stoeger Publishing, 1987, p. 686. ISBN 978-0-88317-269-8.
- Cartridges of the World, 4th Edition, p. 218.
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