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UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX OF .40 -2 ¼   INCH “NECKED” CALIBER SHARPS RIFLE CARTRIDGES – 10 ROUND BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION:  Also known as the .40–70 Necked as introduced by Sharps in 1876, this is a very collectable .40-2 ¼ inch caliber Bottlenecked 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 the end label still retains the majority of its form in spite of this packet having been opened.  The box is full form, showing very 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 ten of the original cartridges are present and according to the labeling, are loaded with the classic 330 grain paper patched bullets.   

This earlier style of UMC label without the cartridge picture, and bearing the desirable Sharps Rifle reference on the label, does not appear on the collector market very often, and this box will make a nice addition to display with your rifle.  (0907)  $1050



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