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FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER INTERNALLY PRIMED REVOLVER AMMUNITION PACKETS - DATED 1877 - 1881  -  FOR THE MODEL 1873 COLT ARMY AND THE MODEL 1875 SCHOFIELD SMITH AND WESSON PISTOLS VERY NICE PACKETS:  Manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal from 1875 through 1881, this style of 12 round packet of .45 caliber revolver ammunition was first adopted in 1875 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, these reduced length cartridges would function in both the Colt and the shorter cylinder of the Schofield, and the one common cartridge simplified the issue of 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, and will display very well in your collection. 

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

 

NO. 1  FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER INTERNALLY PRIMED REVOLVER AMMUNITION PACKET - DATED 1878 - VERY NICE PACKET:  This packet is in excellent condition, still sealed and with the pull string still intact.  The label is complete and fully legible, the edges of the packet are sharp, all of the seams are intact, and the packet is very solid.   (0221) $475

 

NO. 2  FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER INTERNALLY PRIMED REVOLVER AMMUNITION PACKET - DATED 1877 - VERY NICE PACKET:  This packet is in excellent condition.  The packet is still sealed, showing only some minor wear along the upper front edge.  The label is complete and fully legible, the edges are sharp, all of the seams are intact, and the packet is very solid.  SOLD

 

NO. FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 CALIBER INTERNALLY PRIMED REVOLVER AMMUNITION PACKET - DATED 1881 - VERY NICE PACKET:  This packet is in excellent condition, still sealed and with the pull string still intact.  The label is complete and fully legible, the edges of the packet are sharp, all of the seams are intact, and the packet is very solid.  The Ordnance Department began ink stamping the ballistic information on the top panel of these 1881 dated packets, and that ink stamp is still legible.  The paper wrapper shows some soiling from handling and storage, but the wrapper is still intact with no weak points.  SOLD

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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