Comparison of three (inert) Rook cartridges


#1

           Left to Right
Base .322 .316 .318
Rim .370 .370 .371
Bullet Diam. .250 .220 .298

Only the .30 UMC has a headstamp.
Left hand side cartridge is a: .300/.250

I have compared them to the .297 Morris and the cartridge base and rim, of the above, are significantly larger.

Is the cartridge in the centre a necked down .300 Rook and are there any references to this calibre?

Any thoughts, or comments, would be much appreciated.

Sam3


#2

Hi Sam,

The example in the middle is a .320/230 (.320/230-7-38) for rook rifles made by Eley.

Regards,

Fede


#3

Hi Fede,
I’ve been searching under the wrong heading!

Many thanks indeed for your help…greatly appreciated.

I’ve now found it in: Eley Cartridges by C.W.Harding, Appendix E, listed from 1892-1905.

Regards,
Sam3