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1889 Eley Cartridge List

Page history last edited by Michael 2 years ago

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     The Eley Brothers' cartridge list for 1889. I've decided to omit the various cartridges for pin-fire weapons, some obscure pistols, rook rifles, saloon rifles, a dozen or so unidentifiable big game rifles, and a lot of odd shotgun bore sizes. Weight includes packaging.

    An interesting note:  the popular (in America) .44-40 and .45 Long Colt cartridges are not produced by Eley; nor is the  new .303" round.

     The Eley list doesn't include prices or cartridge weight, so I've converted from the 1887 Remington price list at the rate of £1 = $4.87. Freight costs to Mars are calculated at 2 shillings per pound (it would be 3 shillings per pound for live ammunition in quantities of 1/2 ton or more). 

     In British colonies with significant numbers of "natives" (e.g., India, Syrtis Major) ammunition for Snider, Martini-Henry and Enfield rifles is legally restricted -- only British officers (active or retired) may possess it for personal use without government permission.

 

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

pistol cartridges, per 100

.577, with 1-5/8" long case, for howdah pistols

9

12s

£1 10s

.577 Boxer, with 3/4" long case, for Lancaster howdah pistols

8-1/4

11s

£1 8s

.476 Enfield, aka .576 Eley, for Tranter, Enfield and Webley revolvers

5

8s

18s

.455 British Service, for Tranter, Enfield and Webley revolvers

5

8s

18s

.450 Adams, for Tranter, Enfield and Webley revolvers

5

8s

18s

.442 Webley, aka .44 Webley, for the RIC and Bulldog revolvers

4-1/2

7s

16s

.442 Short Rimfire, for Tranter revolvers

4

10s

18s

.44 Russian, for Smith & Wesson revolvers

5

8s

18s

.44 Smith & Wesson, for Model 3 revolvers

4-1/2

8s

17s

.41 Long Colt

4-1/4

7s

16s

.41 Short Rimfire, for derringers

2-3/4

6s

12s

.38 Smith & Wesson

3-1/4

6s

13s

.380 Long, for use in revolvers and some Lancaster pistols

4-1/4

10s

18s

.380 Short, for use in revolvers and some Lancaster pistols

3

6s

12s

.32 Smith & Wesson

3/4

5s

7s

.320 Revolver, for Webley and other revolvers

3/4

5s

7s

rifle cartridges, per 1000

.577 Snider

120

£7 12s

£20

.577 Snider, in military ammunition box of 560 rounds

70

£4 5s

£11 5s

.577-450 Martini-Henry

132

£9

£22 4s

.577-450 Martini-Henry, in military ammunition box of 600 rounds

78

£5 8s

£13 4s 

.56 Spencer Rimfire

80

£8 4s

£16 4s 

.50-95 Winchester, for the Model 1876 rifle

80

£8 4s

£16 4s

.450 Express, for big game rifles

90

£16 9s

£25 9s 

.45-70 Government

97

£7 4s

£16 18s 

.45-75 Winchester, for the Model 1876 rifle

100

£7 4s

£17 4s 

.45-60 Winchester, for the Model 1876 rifle

80

£6 16s

£14 16s 

.40-60 Winchester, for the Model 1876 rifle

70

£6 12s

£13 12s 

.450 Number 1 Express, for big game rifles

74

£16 9s

£23 17s

.44 Long Rimfire, for Henry rifles

 47

£5 3s

£9 17s

.38-56 Winchester, for the Model 1886 rifle

63

£6 16s

£13 2s

.32-40 Winchester, for various lever-action rifles

40

£5 11s

£9 11s

brass shotgun shells, loaded with buckshot or birdshot, per 100

8 gauge

25

£5

£7 10s

10 gauge

18

£3

£4 16s

12 gauge

15

£3

£4 10s

16 gauge

12

£2 10s

£3 14s

20 gauge

11

£2 10s

£3 12s

.410 gauge

4

£1

£1 8s

 

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