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FOR SHARPS RIFLES – WINCHESTER PACKET OF 10 .45 CALIBER, 550 GRAIN PAPER PATCHED BULLETS – FULL BOX:  Produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, this very scarce and very collectible packet of .45 caliber, 550 grain, paper patched bullets bears the desirable label with the “For SHARP’S RIFLE” call out.   

One of the heavier bullets used to reload the .45-90, .45-100, .45-105 and .45-110 long range cartridges Sharps introduced in the mid to late 1870’s, these paper patched bullets would have been in the inventory of the dealers and hide buyers supplying the commercial buffalo hunters on the Western Frontier.   

Complete with all 10 bullets, this box has been carefully opened, but it has survived in very nice condition with a full, legible cover label.  The box retains its full form, with the top flap and all of the corners and edges intact.  This packet contains what I believe are 8 original bullets, all complete with the paper patch wrapping.  The ninth and tenth bullets may be period replacements, as they match the color and character of the other eight.  Number nine retains the paper patch and number ten is a bare bullet is without the wrapping.   

This is a very nice specimen of a fairly scarce box of paper patched bullets manufactured by Winchester specifically for the famous Sharps rifles in use out on the buffalo range and one that does not appear on the collector market very often.  This box will make a nice addition to display with your Sharps Rifle.  (0245) $575



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