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UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX OF .40 -3 INCH CALIBER SHARPS RIFLE CARTRIDGES 5 ROUND BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION:  Also known as the .40-90 Sharps Straight as introduced in 1885, this is a very collectable .40-3   caliber 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.  The box is full form and like the label, 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 cartridges in the box - full, complete loads, holding the classic 370 grain paper patched bullets.  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.  (0326)  $850



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