Old 475E


#1

cogswel&harrison 475E any info?


#2

dcone. You give next to no information like case length, full headstamp etc.
475E on a British Nitro cartridge usually means a .475 bore made by Eley.
Supplied for C&H if so marked on the base. I have a .475 No2x 31/2" cartridge head stamped “Cordite Express” 475E. Maybe this is similar to your item?


#3

Headstamp shown in George Hoyem’s ‘History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition’ Vol.3, P72 under the entry for .475-3 1/4 Nitro Express.
Measure the case length to confirm, it should be 3.25”.


#4

I have an inert example with case length: 3-1/2".
Headstamp: Kynoch 475 No2 Nitro

Could take a photograph if needed?
Sam3


#5

I agree. The cartridge is the .475x3 1/4" Nitro. I did not consult Hoyem but the exact photo is there.Even Hoyem is not perfect. Page 70 shows the .476 as a 3 1/4"case instead of 3".
All .475 No2 are 3 1/2" cases.


#6

I just checked Bill Fleming’s British book and note that the Cogswell & Harrison 475E headstamp can be found on both the 3 1/4" and the 3 1/2" No2 Nitro.
Two different cartridges with the same headstamp.Wish I had the No2 example.