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    Two Boxes of 20 Carbine Cartridges, To Finish Arming the Cavalryman. Both manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia. One box is marked "U.S. Springfield Carbine/ Cartridges/ Calibre, .45" and is dated September, 1875. The outer wrap has been opened at one end, but the box is intact. The other box, interestingly, has a warning about the safe reloading of the cartridges filling most of the text space on the top. It is marked "Carbine Cartridges,/ Model 1886." Though the Model 1886 Springfield rifle and carbine did not go into wide production, the cartridges themselves were the standard .45-70 government cartridges. This box is fully wrapped and unopened.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    9th Saturday
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