.510 Beecher Express


#1

I received the following email asking for information. I have never heard of this round. Can anyone provide information and a picture?

Sir: I have cartridge that I cannot identify (510 “Beecher” Express)).Bullet weight appears to be 600–700 grns. It is not a belted nor a rimmed case! The case length is 3.25, overall loaded length is 4". Have you any info about this cartridge? Thank You


#2

It was produced by Bertrams in Australia, before 2004, for John Beecher.


#3

Armourer–Thanks for the picture and information. Does anyone know who John Beecher is. He may be from Northern Canada.


#4

The info I have is that this was based on the 505 Gibbs and was produced in 2000 for ‘Len’ Beecher of Haynes Junction, Canada. I also note that c2002 Bertram also produced 458 Lott with a Beecher hs for “John Beecher”.

I do have a lot of info about Bertram Bullets production (about 20pages) which came close to the source but maybe in this case “Len” should be “John”.