FRANKFORD ARSENAL 44
"MARTIN" PRIMED AMMUNITION PACKET FOR THE COLT &
REMINGTON CONVERSION REVOLVERS – DATED JUNE 1871 – AN
EXCELLENT UNOPENED EARLY PACKET:
Manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal in June of 1871,
this 12 round box of .44 caliber "Martin Primed"
ammunition was produced for the Colt Richards Conversion
revolvers and the Remington Conversion revolvers in use
by the army between 1871 and 1873. As these converted
pistols were in use for a relatively brief period, these
early Indian War packets are fairly rare and are not
regularly available on the collector’s market.
This packet is in excellent
condition, still sealed and with the pull string still
intact. The label is complete and fully legible, the
edges are sharp, all of the seams are intact, and the
packet is very solid.
The packet is not
fragile, is very tight, retains the proper form and
shape, and the paper wrapper is in excellent condition.
is a rare opportunity to acquire one of these early
packets in this condition. Whether you own a Colt or
Remington conversion revolver at this time or not, this
.44 Caliber pistol cartridge packet from the early
Indian Wars period is a key Frankford Arsenal specimen
to add to your collection, and certainly one that you’ll
never regret owning. Finding another in this condition
will be a tall order if you pick up a Richards or
Remington conversion in the future, so give this one
some serious thought before you let it slip away.