In the IAA Journal Issue 497, May/June '14, Peter Vierke asked if this .577/450 Martini Henry “odd bullet” is genuine or “after-market”?
Peter, I have exactly the same projectile in the same Eley shell as well as an empty projectile and a normal projectile, also in the same Eley shells.
By the looks of the bottom of the 19mm deep cavity in the empty projectile, it’s definitely factory made!
I was told by the 97 year old previous owner, that it is an explosive projectile, used during the Anglo Boer Wars in South Africa.
Opinions will be appreciated!