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1873 .50 CALIBER FRANKFORD ARSENAL AMMUNITION PACKET FOR THE MODEL 1871 ARMY REMINGTON PISTOL:   Issued during the Arms Trials of 1871-73, the Model 1871 Remington Army Pistols and these packets of Frankford Arsenal .50 caliber ammunition saw active service with the frontier army during the early post-Civil War conflicts with the Indians.   

The label on this packet is notable in that the date – “May, 1873” - is present and intact.  Most of these packets are found with the date cut out of the label, the consensus being that the dates on these packets were removed by Bannerman's employees to hide the age of the ammunition.  These packets with the date intact are particularly difficult to find and are seldom offered for sale.   

This packet has seen some wear from the passage of time.  The seams and/or edges have been restored where they parted during the period of storage.  All of the panels are original and intact, but several of the edges have been glued back together.  The pull string is still present.  The label has suffered some wear to the upper right hand corner, but the printed portion of the label is fully intact and legible.   

In spite of the wear, this packet is still very displayable and is offered here at a good price.  (0513) $250

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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