.450 New South Wales Police


#1

A late 19th century cartridge used in NSW (Australia) Police Alexander Henry Carbines. I have seen it described as 2 1/2" or 2 5/16".
There are apparently two variations of this cartridge (cup and cannelure differences).
The only IAA Journal mention is in issue 384 Jul/Aug 1995 with a label and limited details along with a query.

Does anyone have more insight into this cartridge or pics of the two variations?


#2

If you read this

militaryrifles.com/australia/alexhen.htm

The statement is made that the contract was filled by Wesley Richards which is revealing. I would therefore assume that the cartridge(s) were ones within the Wesley Richards family of 500/450 varients ie No1 Carbine, No1 Express, No1 and No2 Musket.

I think you might have just answered something that I have wondered about in the past, where did the ‘carbine’ tag come from.


#3

Vince the .450 NSW police was a straight cased round with a Boxer coiled case.

Matt I believe both Hoyem and Flemmings British books have photos & mention of both.

From our sale 6 lot 304 here is a photo of the 2 5/16" The 2 ½ is a paper covered boxer case.


#4

Thanks. Unfortunately I havent picked up Hoyem or Flemming books yet.