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quetzalcoatl 10-03-2007 04:29 PM

.577 Boxer Ammo
 
What kind of gun fires .577 Boxer cartridges?

deadin 10-04-2007 03:12 PM

Webley made a large revolver in this chambering around 1868. I seem to remember it was a 4 shot cylinder because of the size of the cartrige. I've seen a picture of one, but can't seem to find it right now. If I do, I will post it.
I also think there were some "Howdah" pistols (Large single-shot or double barrel) in this chambering.

Dean

Stumpy16076 10-10-2007 09:52 PM

I believe Tranter made a five shot .577-it had a seperate backing plate that revolved with the cylinder (similar to cartridge conversion cylinders for cap and ball revolvers). Can't remember which book/magazine/annual I saw it in, but I seem to remember the article's author actually made some .577 rounds and fired the beast! Neat looking gun-the cylinder looked like tubes welded together.

Swilt 05-24-2009 02:12 PM

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Bob Wright 05-27-2009 02:30 PM

Not sure of the .577 Boxer round, but the old British Martini-Enfields fired the .577 cartridge. The .577 was later necked down to .45 caliber to become the .577/.450, the British practice of retaining the original cartridge designation to indicate it was the .577 necked down to .45 caliber. Later the round was shortened to revolver length to become the .577/.450 Revolver, which, if I remember correctly, had a bore diameter of about .600" and was used in a few British and Belgian revolvers of the period.

Made a BIG revolver.

Bob Wright

cpttango30 05-28-2009 11:13 AM

In my Cartridges of the world I see no 577 boxer. I see the following.

577BP Express 2.5", 2.75", 3", 3.25"
577 Nitro Express 2.5", 2.75", 3", 3.25"
577 Snider
577 T-rex
577/450 Martini-Henry
577/500 3 1/8"
577/500 No. 2

This is the most complete collection of cartridges I know of. So if you have some more info and/ or pictures it would be helpful.

Bob Wright 05-29-2009 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 110144)
In my Cartridges of the world I see no 577 boxer. I see the following.



This is the most complete collection of cartridges I know of. So if you have some more info and/ or pictures it would be helpful.


"Cartridges of the World" complete? Don't think so. I find H.P. White's "Cartridge Identification Guide" series the most nearly complete work, as well as "U.S. Cartridges and their Handguns" to be an excellent work. One book, by Erlanger and Brandt, excapes me now, but printed in Germany but bilingual, is one of the best sources of information for metric ammunition. And "The Cartridge guide" while without illustrations, is most helpful as to headstamp information.


Bob Wright

RGH 04-24-2010 05:58 PM

577 Boxer
 
Greetings, Gentlemen,

Just found this forum. Thought I might jump in with a photo of my 577.
I call her "Thumper", and is actually .600 caliber. Made in Belgium by Gilon.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j18/Ralph_H/Gilon.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1..._H/Compare.jpg

snidervolley 08-21-2012 09:02 PM

.577 boxer revolver
 
RGH
i would love to see a belgium boxer can you send me pics? and if your interested in selling i am intersted in buying
love to see it either way
thanks
kymm.k.wilson@boeing.com

c3shooter 08-21-2012 09:34 PM

You DID note that you are responding to a post from over 2 years ago?


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