.360 No.5 Rook, aka: 360-18-125, by Eley, One Cartridge not a Box
One Cartridge , not a box, the picture of the box is for reference only!
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One Cartridge, not a box: .360No. 5 Rook aka *.360-18-125 Revolver by Eley Brothers of London, England, lead projectile and “ELEY 360 No5” Head-Stamp. *.360-18-125* = .360″ bullet, 18 grains black powder, and 125 grain bullet weight.
History of the .360 No. 5 Rook cartridge :
Introduced by the British between 1875 to 1880 as a black powder cartridge and loaded until app.1945 with more modern powders for that era.
The cartridge was illustrated in the 1909 Charles Lancaster & Co. catalog for a under-lever single-shot rifle and the Webley “Express” revolver, and the 1902-1903 Kynoch catalog lists them as rook and kangaroo cartridges.
The caliber was loaded in both lead ball, shot and blank cartridges, loaded by Eley, Kynoch, Nobel Industries and later Imperial Chemical Industries with separate rifle and revolver loadings and chambered in many firearms of the time…
Now long obsolete for over 75 years and counting.