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UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX OF .40 -2˝  INCH “STRAIGHT” CALIBER SHARPS RIFLE CARTRIDGES – 10 ROUND UNOPENED BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION:  Also known as the .40–65 and the .40-70 Sharps Straight (depending on the powder charge) as introduced by Sharps in March of 1876, this is a very collectable .40-2 ˝  caliber Straight Sharps Rifle ammunition cartridge box, bearing the desirable 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, and most importantly, the end label is still intact and has not been split to open the box.  The box is full form, showing very little evidence of the normal wear and tear to which these early boxes were subjected.  The end label is full form and completely legible with 100% of the graphics present.  The seams of both the lid and the body are intact and the box holds its full form. 

From the weight of the box, all ten of the original cartridges are present and according to the labeling, are loaded with the classic 330 grain paper patched bullets.  

Unopened specimens of these boxes are almost nonexistent in the collector’s market and this is a particularly nice specimen bearing the desirable Sharps Rifle reference on the label.  Difficult to find and seldom offered for sale, this box will make a nice addition to display with your rifle.  (0906)  $1250




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