Winchester Remington Henry collectible ammunition ammo

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Legend:
BP=Black Powder, 2pc=Two piece lift-top box, Sld=Sealed, Lbl=Label, Pr=Primer   HS=Headstamp,   NHS=No Headstamp
Color Codes: BL, GRN, WH, YEL, BLK, PLD (PLAID), ETC.
Caliber Description $
36 Whitney or Colt Civil War era wood-block packet, wrapped & SEALED with string-pull intact. For the Whitney or Colt's Mod 1851 Navy revolvers.                               [From my personal collection]

    $525
sold

 
36 Colt, Whitney or Remington's Navy Pistol D.C. Sage. Another Civil War packet, these are the desirable "Hotchkiss Patent" (of Feb 11, 1862) "Seamless Skin Cartridges", wrapped & SEALED in a wood-block pkt of six with string-pull intact.
  
[From my personal collection]

$575
sold

 
41 Volcanic  Nice & clean, w/ very light oxidation & no base distortions.   
 

$150
inquire

 
12 m/m Pinfire UMC. Box of 25, ca 1870s-'80s.  Very hard to find American-made boxes in this caliber as most boxes are of European manufacture.             
 

            $185
sold

 
44 Colt Packet
(REPRO)

Paul R. Murphy, Boston Mass. This packet of 6 reproduction .44 Colt "Combustible Envelope Cartridges", while not a risk to being passed off as a genuine, "period" packet, it is minty and quite possibly (and feels like) it contains repro cartridges (unlike the phony packets going around). Anybody know anything about these, when they were made or who Paul Murphy was? Neat item at any rate!

$45

 

"44 Army Revolver"
Watervliet Arsenal, 1864. A TRUE CIVIL WAR PACKET! No BS about this one. If you want a genuine article from that terrible war, this is it! SEALED AND COMPLETE!

$1100
sold

 
44 Colt  1861 Army/
Dragoon
Johnston & Dow, NYC. "Waterproof & Combustible / CARTRIDGES / Cal. 46-100, with Percussion Caps, / For Colt's Army Revolvers, Cal. 44-100. / Patented Oct 1st, 1861, Jan 7th, and June 24th, 1862."
Early Civil War soft-pack of 6, SEALED.  (Scanned, not photo'd.)     [From my personal collection]

$650
sold

 
44 Colt & Rem Frankford Arsenal, "Martin [primed] Cartridges, For Colt's and Remington's Revolvers". Very early (1st year) SEALED 12-pack, dtd June, 1871. Pull string intact w/ none of the common edge splits. NOT a glued-edge, repaired packet as are so many of these. 

950
sold

 
44 Colt & Rem Frankford Arsenal "For Colt's and Remington's Revolvers". Early SEALED pkt of 12, dtd January 1873. Pull string intact. Spot on upper rt edge (visible in scan) is a drop of the original shellac coating. Rare in any condition, especially so this nice!        
                                                      From my personal collection.

950
sold

 
44 S&W National Armory. "For Smith & Wesson's Army Revolver". Very scarce early (April 1871) SEALED box of "Martin-primed" cartridges. The National Armory, founded in Spfld MA in 1777, was George Washington's concept designed to safeguard our young nation's armament from the British. The last dated ammo I have seen from Nat'l Armory is 1871, the year of this box. Thereafter everything is from Frankford Arsenal. Virtually perfect: no tears or splits, pull string intact. This is a real piece of our country's history!
 [This packet is virtually identical to the one sold earlier last year @$975 off this very page. You may recognize that I have not changed the description from that listing: it is reprinted here exactly as it appeared then].
                                               

$975
sold
 

 
44 S&W National Armory. "For Smith & Wesson's Army Revolver". Very scarce early (April 1871) SEALED box of "Martin-primed" cartridges. This exactly the same dated packet as above except that one exterior fold is missing from the right end (see pix below, click to enlarge) and the resultant split has been sealed back. Please note, however, that this packet has NOT been opened: the string-pull is 100% intact.  A great, rare item for a very reasonable price!                                       $750
sold
45 Colt

Frankford Arsenal (see next listing, below). This box is dated December 1873, the 1st month of actual Colt SAA shipments from the factory. While there is is a very minor, barely noticeable flaking of the outer shellacked covering paper at the left end (see pix), the box is still SEALED w/ string-pull intact!  This is one of the most sought-after of ALL Colt packets!   

$1250
sold

 

45 Colt

Frankford Arsenal, June, 1874. These early Benet-primed "Colt's Revolver, Cal; .45" (pre-Schofield) packets were month-dated from Oct 1873-Aug 1874 only. Thereafter, the .45 "Revolver Ball" cartridges, which were shorter and less powerful to accommodate use in the S&W Schofield as well as the Colt, were year-dated till 1882. Great early box, CLEAN & SEALED!

$895

sold

 
45 Colt & Schofield
1875
Frankford Arsenal, 1875. Pull-string evidently has opened the top back edge and then been put back (see pic). Still, a nice display box of the 1st year of this Schofield or "Short Colt" loading after the discontinuance of the "Long" Colt loadings of 1873-74.  $350
45 Colt & Schofield
1875
Frankford Arsenal, 1875, sealed. This is the toughest date in this series except for 1876. String-pull is intact. Nice!
 

[Uneven color is the result of the shellac coating applied to these packets as weatherproofing, a practice which was discontinued in 1880]
$575
sold
 
45 Colt & Schofield
1877
Frankford Arsenal, 1877, Schofield & Colt. Harder date than any but 1875 & 1876. Weak label print but SEALED w/ NONE of the typical edge/seam splits!

  

$525
sold
45 Colt & Schofield
1878
Frankford Arsenal, 1878, sealed. Edges have no seam splits & string-pull is intact. NICE!

$350
 
45 Colt & Schofield
1880
Frankford Arsenal, 1880, Schofield & Colt. 1880 is the first year that these packets were not shellacked. Velocity/date stamp on side is very clear (see pic). Much less common than the 1878 packets. Nice, SEALED!
$425
sold
 
50 Army Frankford Arsenal, date cut off but w/b 1872-73. Bannerman's in NY was known to have hired ladies w/ razors to cut the dates off the Army surplus ammo they bought cheaply from the Gov't. Seems they didn't want their customers to know how old the stuff was.  But this original box of 10 is still SEALED!              $140
50-70 Govt Frankford Arsenal, Oct 1873. String-pull box dated Oct 1873. When I got this box the string had been pulled and the ends were loose. I have since repaired the box but a small gap exists at the top of both ends. However, the Benet-primed cartridges are clean & nice and the integrity & color of the box make it eminently displayable. Much nicer box than some of the still-sealed boxes I encounter which have label chips and serious edge damage & splits. [Add'l pix on request.]
                                                        
$750
sold
 
56-.56 Spencer Unknown Civil War era maker. Unmarked 7-packs (as described above, but earlier). $135

100 years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956

One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956