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FRANKFORD ARSENAL US ARMY INTERNALLY PRIMED PISTOL CARTRIDGES - .45 COLT & .45 COLT/S&W - EXCELLENT INDIAN WAR SPECIMENS:  These are individual collector quality revolver pistol cartridges which were manufactured by the Frankford Arsenal and issued to the soldiers during the Indian Wars Period. 

The 1.6" long cartridge was introduced in 1873 and was loaded specifically for the Model 1873 Colt SA Revolver.  This 1.6" long cartridge was manufactured only for a very limited time - the fall of 1873 through 1874, when it was replaced by the 1.4" long .45 caliber cartridge. 

The shorter 1.4" cartridge was adopted after the introduction of the Model 1875 Smith and Wesson Schofield Revolver.  Intended to simplify the supply of cartridges to the regiments which were carrying both revolvers, after 1874 the longer 1.6" cartridge was discontinued and this 1.4" cartridge was issued for both the Colt and the Smith and Wesson pistols. 

The short period in which the 1.6" long Colt cartridge was produced has resulted in it being fairly scarce today.  


NO. 1   LIMITED SUPPLY   Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal 1.6" long .45 Colt Cartridge, ca. 1873-1875:  $75 while they last  

NO. 2   Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal 1.4" long .45 Caliber Pistol Cartridge issued for both the Colt and S&W Revolvers ca. 1875-1892:  $32

NO. SPECIAL OFFERING:  Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal 1.4" long .45 Caliber Pistol Cartridge issued for both the Colt and S&W Revolvers ca. 1875-1892:  I was able to pick up a small quantity of these 1.4" cartridges at an all heart price and am able to pass the savings on to you.  In very good to excellent condition, these are very nice specimens.  If you have an empty box to fill, now's the time to do it.  For as long as they last, this limited quantity are priced at  $22 each - a 30% savings. 


NO. 4  Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal .45 Colt & S&W Blanks:           Blank ammunition was a regular issue item to the Cavalry troops, used to accustom the horses to gun fire.  Issued during the Indian war period, this internally primed, copper cased .45 caliber blank cartridge was manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal and were issued for use in both the Colt and S&W Schofield Revolvers.  These blanks were an integral component of the standard issue of ammunition to the frontier soldier and have a rightful place in any Indian War ammunition display.  $15 each




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