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    Rare Box of Antique Rifle Ammunition by Sharps.
    Full box of .50 caliber Sharps rifle ammunition. A very early box of .50-70 paper-patched Sharps cartridges. This extremely rare example is thought to date to 1868-1870. According to Ray Giles, author of "One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes 1856-1956" there are fewer than 20 of these boxes known to exist. Period hand corrections to quantity and caliber. Black on tan Sharps Hartford box. In plastic.

    Condition: Very good to fine. Some scuffs and staining to lid. Light soiling. Some wrinkling to pasteboard. Tape repairs to base.


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    October, 2015
    25th Sunday
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