UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX
OF .45-3 ¼ INCH CALIBER SHARPS RIFLE CARTRIDGES – SCARCE
5 ROUND BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION: Also known
as the .45-120 Sharps as introduced by the Sharps Rifle
Company in 1878-9, this is a very collectable .45-3 ¼
caliber Sharps Rifle ammunition cartridge box, bearing
Union Metallic Cartridge company green label.
The box is in excellent condition with a full, legible
cover label as can be seen in the photographs below.
The label on the bottom of the two-piece box is likewise
in the same condition, full form and legible. The box
is full form and like the labels, is in excellent
condition showing little evidence of the normal wear and
tear to which these early boxes were subjected. The
seams of both the lid and the body are intact and the
box holds its full form.
All five of the original UMC cartridges in the box -
full, complete loads, holding the classic 500 grain
paper patched bullets, and all bearing the UMC
headstamp. The original wrapping paper is present in
between the cartridges.
This is a very nice specimen bearing the desirable
Sharps Rifle reference on the label, one that does not
appear on the collector market very often, and this box
will make a nice addition to display with your rifle.