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FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER AMMUNITION PACKETS- DATED 1878 - FOR THE MODEL 1873 COLT ARMY AND THE MODEL 1875 SCHOFIELD SMITH AND WESSON PISTOLS VERY NICE PACKETS:  Manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal in 1878, these 12 round packets of .45 caliber revolver ammunition was adopted for use in both the Colt Model 1873 and the Smith & Wesson Model 1875 Schofield. 

Containing the shorter .45 caliber internally primed pistol cartridge, reduced in length from the longer .45 pistol cartridge that had been introduced with the Model 1873 Colt Army, these packets were issued during the height of the Indian Wars on the Northern Plains and across Texas and New Mexico, replacing the earlier packets of longer cartridges then in inventory.  With the introduction of the Schofield in 1875, this reduced cartridge would function in both the Colt and shorter cylinder of the Schofield and simplified the process of issuing ammunition.   

Representative of the ongoing development of ammunition during the Indian War period, these are key packets for your collection at a very affordable price.  lay very well in your collection. 

I have the following packets, each described below with accompanying photographs.

 

NO. 1  FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER AMMUNITION PACKET - DATED 1878:  Although the three of the top edges of this packet has been opened, it is still in very respectable condition.  The packet was opened along the top rear and both end edges with very minimal loss of the wrapper along those edges only.  If you chose to do so, these open edges could be resealed with minimal effort with no noticeable affect to the packet.  The pull string is present and intact, the original cartridges are still present in the packet, and the front label is complete and fully legible.  The remainder of the edges are sharp and intact and the packet is very solid.   SOLD

 

NO. 2  FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER AMMUNITION PACKET - DATED 1878:  This packet is in very nice condition.  The packet has been opened along the top left side edge and down the left front side edge with no damage to the wrapper and no surface loss.  If you chose to do so, these open edges could be resealed with minimal effort with no noticeable affect to the packet.  The pull string is present and intact, the original cartridges are still present in the packet, and the front label is complete and fully legible.  The remainder of the edges are sharp and intact and the packet is very solid.   SOLD

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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