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We have a nice assortment of ammuniton for collectors, best in the area of U.S. military cartridges.
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Great Reference Books!

18818 CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION-ROUNDBALL TO RIMFIRE- THREE VOLUME SET! VOLUME 1, 1880-1939 REVISED - The definitive work for all types of Civil War small arms ammunition. Based on years of research and collecting specimens, Dean Thomas accurately identifies the ammo, where it was made, the contract details, how it was packed, and often, where it was shipped. This is the full THREE VOLUME SET, not a single volume. There may be additional volumes in the future, but it will take a while to read these. Details of each volume follow. All are 8.5” x 11” hardbound, total of over 1350 pages!. Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part One Federal Ordnance Dept., Arsenals, Smoothbores & Rifle Muskets. (344 pages) Part One covers Federal rifle musket and smoothbore ammunition. Detailed information on the Ordnance Department, Northern arsenals, patents, designers, & manufacturers of Federal musket ammunition. Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part Two Federal Breechloading Carbines and Rifles (528 pages) This book fully covers Federal carbine and rifle ammunition. Detailed information on patents, designers, & manufacturers of Federal breechloaders and their ammunition. Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part Three Federal Pistols, Revolvers & Misc. Essays (488 pages) This is Part Three of the projected four-part series on Civil War small arms ammunition. This volume thoroughly covers Federal pistol ammunition. Detailed information on patents, designers, & manufacturers. Miscellaneous essays wrap-up the Northern side of the story. Regular price is $139.90 but we are selling the set of three volumes with FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED for only $125.00 (View Picture)

18812 HISTORY OF MODERN US MILITARY SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION VOLUME 1, 1880-1939 by Hackley, Woodin & Scranton- REVISED edition - An absolutely essential book for anyone interested in U.S. military small arms ammunition prior to WW2. Virtually every regular and experimental round from .22 rimfire through .50 BMG and Trench Gun ammo is included with unbelievable detail and superbly done accurate detailed drawings and images of boxes. The definitive work! Compiled from decades of research at the National Archives, military, public, and private museums and libraries, as well as individual collections, this contains all available information on military small arms ammunition from 1880-1939. Addendum to Volume 1 with 28 pages of additional information, research, and corrections to volume 1. (priced at $7.95 if bought separately) comes FREE with purchase of this volume. $89.00 (View Picture)



New Additions

NOTE: We were fortunate to acquire several dozen boxes (full, partial or empty) from some of the most advanced collections of .30-06 ammunition ever assembled. Some are the actual ones pictured in Chris Punnett's superb book ".30-06" (available above) and others came from another long time specialist in that field. Some are extremely scarce, perhaps unique, other are rare, and some are minor variations of fairly common types. In any case, this is a great opportunity to add some interesting boxes to your collection.
We will list these among the new items for now, and then may start a separate section below in the future.

We will be happy to shrink wrap boxes of ammo in plastic for display. Just ask when ordering, and we will do it for you. Depending on our schedule, it may delay shipment by a few days.

U.S. WW2 .30-06 AMMUNITION IN CLIPS-BANDOLEERS
All are original bandoleers with original contents, unless otherwise noted.  We usually have bandoleers with 5 round or 8 round clips, either Ball or Armor Piercing.  See list below for current inventory.   The normal combat issue was two bandoleers per soldier in addition to the ammo carried in the cartridge belt. Order by item number
Bandoleers with  five round clips were used with M1903 or M1917 rifles or the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, and the 8 round Garand clips were used with the M1 Garand.

BANDOLEERS WITH 60 ROUNDS IN 12 FIVE ROUND CLIPS FOR M1903, etc.

19088A  WW2 BANDOLEER 60 ROUNDS .30 ARMOR PIERCING M2 IN 5 ROUND CLIPS BANDOLEERS- SL 43 Nice clean ammo in nice clean bandoleers. Complete with the lot card showing the ammunition was made at the St. Louis Ordnance Plant and repacked there (probably initially packed in cartons) into 5 round clips and bandoleers. Headstamp is SL 43. One bandoleer of 60 rounds  $95.00 (View Picture)

19088B  WW2 BANDOLEER 50 ROUNDS .30 ARMOR PIERCING M2 IN 5 ROUND CLIPS BANDOLEERS- LC 43 Nice clean ammo in nice clean bandoleers. Complete with the lot card showing the ammunition was made at the Lake City Ordnance Plant. Headstamp is SL 43. Someone removed two of the clips so it has one pocket empty making the total 50 rounds instead of 60.  If requested, we will include 10 rounds of WW2 .30 AP ammo (from a different arsenal) that you can use to fill the empty pocket.  One bandoleer of 50 rounds-(plus 10 fillers if requested) $55.00 (View Picture)

7733 WW2 BANDOLEER 60 ROUNDS .30-06 BALL M2 IN 5 ROUND CLIPS/BANDOLEERS - Nice clean ammo in nice clean bandoleers. Complete with the lot card showing the ammunition was made at the Denver Ordnance plant and repacked there (probably initially packed in cartons) into 5 round clips and bandoleers. Headstamp is DEN 43. One bandoleer of 60 rounds $65.00 (View Picture)

13451 WW2 BANDOLEER 60 ROUNDS .30-06 BALL M2 IN 5 ROUND CLIPS/BANDOLEERS - Nice clean ammo in nice clean bandoleers. Someone has removed the lot cards and the cardboard pocket inserts used to keep the bullet tips from poking through the thin cotton cloth of the bandoleer. I am not sure if these are all one lot or maybe two or more as we spot checked a few clips and found both DEN 43 and LC 43 and there may be others, but you will never know unless you remove the ammo from the stripper clips. These display very nicely as is although most have the ammo inserted with one clip up and one pointed down. Normally all were loaded with the tips down. Since these are missing the cardboard inserts and lot cards, price is greatly reduced over what a full bandoleer of WW2 ammo would normally bring. CHEAP! $35.00 per bandoleer or 3 bandoleers for $100.00 (View Picture)

BANDOLEERS WITH 48 ROUNDS IN 6 EIGHT ROUND CLIPS FOR M1 GARAND

22347A WW2 .30-06 ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION IN 8 ROUNC CLIPS-BANDOLEERS FOR M1 GARAND- 48 rounds per bandoleer (43 TW) - Nice bandoleer with the original lot card in the end pocket. Ammo is .30 Ball M2 loaded at Twin Cities Ordnance Plant in 1943 with 43 TW headstamp. This is loaded in 8 round clips for the M1 Garand. $95.00 (View Picture)

22347B WW2 .30-06 ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION IN 8 ROUND CLIPS-BANDOLEERS FOR M1 GARAND- 48 rounds per bandoleer (LC 44) - Nice bandoleer with the original lot card in the end pocket. Ammo is .30 Ball M2 loaded at Lake City Ordnance Plant in 1944 with LC 44 headstamp. This is loaded in 8 round clips for the M1 Garand. $95.00 (View Picture)

23306 ORIGINAL WW2 BANDOLEER 48 ROUNDS .30-06 ARMOR PIERCING M2 IN 8 ROUND CLIPS FOR M1 GARAND RIFLES! - Nice clean full bandoleer with original contents. Ammo was made by Frankford Arsenal in 1943 (FA 43 headstamp) and is packed in 8 round clips. This is one of the earliest lots with the info stenciled on the bandoleer instead of a lot card, a change made sometime circa 1943. Exceptionally nice clear markings and ammo in nice clean bandoleers, taken from a recently acquired full crate of WW2 ammo. $95.00 (View Picture)

21661 WW2 .30-06 BALL AMMUNITION IN 8 ROUND CLIPS- BANDOLEERS FOR M1 GARAND 48 rounds per bandoleer - We were lucky enough to get a number of these and are offering them at blowout prices. All are U.S. military WW2 dated ball ammunition, six 8 round clips for the M1 Garand in cotton bandoleers for a total of 48 rounds. Normally each soldier carried two bandoleers in addition to ammo in their cartridge belts for combat. These were packed before they began stamping the nomenclature on the bandoleer itself and still used a cardboard lot card stuck in a pocket to identify the type of ammunition, maker and lot. Since we have several, lot numbers may be different than shown in the photos, but will be same date.
21661A- DENVER -1942- nice clean ammo, clips and bandoleers with the cardboard inserts and lot cards. $75.00 per bandoleer. (View Picture)
21661B- ST. LOUIS -1942- nice clean ammo, clips and bandoleers with the cardboard inserts and lot cards. $75.00 per bandoleer. (View Picture)
21661C- Missing lot card and the cardboard inserts. Have several and some bandoleers have Denver made ammo and others have St. Louis. Bargain priced at $48 per bandoleer (Same as in other photos, just no lot card or inserts)

15339 BANDOLEER 48 ROUNDS .30-06 BALL M2 IN 8 ROUND CLIPS FOR M1 GARAND (SL 43) - Original WW2 bandoleer with original contents, but lot card is missing, and there is a small tear on the back of one of the pockets so price is lower than the nicer examples, but still a fine collector item. $40.00 (View Picture)

20799 SUPER NICE CLEAN BANDOLEER WITH 48 ROUNDS BALL M2 IN 8 ROUND CLIPS (SL 43) - An exceptionally nice bandoleer with the original lot card in the end pocket. Ammo is .30 Ball M2 loaded at St. Louis in 1943 with SL 43 headstamp. This is loaded in 8 round clips for the M1 Garand. Getting hard to find. $75.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22868 INTERESTING BOX OF EARLY WW2 .45 ACP AMMO BY WINCHESTER - Label reads “20 Cartridges, Pistol, Ball, Caliber .45 M1911, Ammunition Lot 22066, Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Division of Western Cartridge Co.” Headstamp is commercial style “W.R.A. ,45 A.C.” instead of the typical WRA over date. This is likely from an “educational contract” early in WW2. The most interesting feature is the box itself. Normally the 20 round boxes used dividers made from a long strip of pasteboard with nine slits and nine smaller divider pieces with slits which form the grid to keep cartridges separated. This one is entirely different with a thin piece of cardstock, die cut like a “pop-up book” with a stair step series of dividers glued to the insides of the 20 round carton. For the truly obsessive collector of military ammunition boxes. Only 13 of the original 20 rounds remain, and if it had been full, I probably never would have noted the unusual divider arrangement. $20.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22716 “20 CARTRIDGES CALIBER .30 TRACER M2” (RARE) - St. Louis Ordnance Plant Lot number 7365, with SL 42 headstamp. St. Louis began making M2 Tracer concurrently with M1 Tracer in 1942 (but in much smaller quantities). Initially these were identified by a white tip, but later they switched to red tip as with the Tracer M1. This box had been opened, and the top flap lost but replaced with one from another box. This has the red tips with the extra cannelure unique to the M2. Note that this is not the usual Tracer, M1 with red tips which continued in production into 1945, nor the Tracer, M25 with the orange tip which was adopted (initially as the T10) in 1944-45. The Tracer, M2 was a special “short trace” design made in limited numbers from about March 1942 to November 1943, and can be found with white tips and with or without an extra cannelure on the bullet for identification. (Full details in Hackley, Woodin & Scranton Volume 2, pages 105-107.) Sealed in plastic for display. First box of these we have had in about 10 years. $85.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22396 .45 COLT CARTRIDGES- LOT OF 63 VINTAGE ROUNDS - Great for filling an old gun belt or display with vintage “cowboy stuff.” There are 48 rounds with Western .4 Colt headstamps and copper plated (lubealloy type) bullets, and 15 roudns W.R.A.Co. .45 COLT with lead bullets. The lot for only $15.00 (View Picture)

*NEW ADDITION** 7883 SCARCE WW1 WOOD AMMO BOX FOR U.S. M1915 COLT-VICKERS MACHINE GUN - Commonly called the "Colt-VIckers" box. At 4” x 8” x 15” this is longer than the familiar .30 caliber Browning MG box. The Vickers belts were considerably longer due to their having metal bars riveted to the belt between cartridges, while the Browning belts were all woven with very little space (or “pitch”) between rounds. About 12,000 Vickers guns (a simplified and lighter version of the Maxim gun) were made by Colt during WW1, with about 2,500 altered for aircraft use and about 7,500 making it to France for use, where they were very highly regarded, although the new Browning was even better. The Vickers fed from the gunner's RIGHT whereas the Browning feeds from the gunner's LEFT, so the silhouette of three cartridges on the inside bottom of the box will point in different directions. The inside of this box has some accumulated dried grease or paint caked on the bottom so the markings are not visible. Four screws holding the hinge end of the lid have been replaced with screws just a tad larger than the originals, either during period of use or later. The leather carrying handle is weak from age and has a torn spot blued, hence the reminder label not to lift the box with it. Box has an old coat of Navy gray paint and traces of olive drab underneath. Apparently repainting wood ammo boxes is not frowned on nearly as much as refinishing guns, so you can paint it OD or leave it alone. We have had dozens of the wood Browning ammo boxes but never one for the Vickers. $65.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 15933 U.S. NAVY 20mm AMMO CAN MK 1 MOD 0 FOR .30-06 BALL IN 8 ROUND CLIPS & BANDOLEERS - A great addition to any Navy or Marine or .30-06 collection. The U.S. Navy did not like the old wooden M1917 crates used by the army for ammo storage due to the wood being a fire hazard aboard ship and subject to damage as the crates were passed up and down several decks for storage in magazines, and the lack of a good way to secure them in place. The metal 20mm cans Mark 1 Mod 0 were ideal for shipboard use, and much of the Navy’s inventory of small arms ammunition was repacked in them at various Naval Ammunition Depots in the early 1950s. This can is unusual in that it retains the original heavy cardboard inner liner from when it was repacked at NAD Crane, Indiana in May 1951. The external markings show it was filled with 33 bandoleers of 48 rounds f .30 Ball M2, in M1 Garand clips, total of 1584 rounds. Ammunition lot number SL-C- 81181-C. About 90% external gay paint remains with good stencil markings on one end and one side and on the lid with matching lot number. Some surface rust and assorted dirt. What you see is what you get. (We may still have one of the full bandoleers that came out of this can and purchased with the can the price for 1 bandoleer will be $50.00 in addition to price of the can.) $30.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21940 U.S. MILITARY .30-06 BLANKS M1909- NICE CLEAN FULL BOX- CHEAP! - Found these in the stockpile of blanks I provide at no cost to veterans groups for funeral services, but do not want to send them out for that purpose. Note that the box labels contain the cryptic phrase “Loaded with recovered primed cases- chlorate primers.” In the 1950s-60s the Army wanted more blank ammunition, and ever thrifty with tax dollars, they decided that they had large stocks of WW2 era .30-06 tracer ammunition with degraded tracer material and instead of scrapping those totally and making new blanks, they merely downloaded the tracer rounds trashing the bullets and powder, but reusing the primed cases and loading them with the correct blank powder and closing them with standard M1909 rolled crimp and card wad. This was a significant savings, and much of their huge inventory of .30 caliber ammunition at the time was mostly WW2 era with corrosive primers, and soldiers still cleaned their weapons the old fashioned way. However, shooters today have grown lazy and accustomed to non-corrosive primers where nothing terrible happens if you don’t clean a gun for a few days or months. Well, in a matter of a few days, corrosive primers can rust and pit a rifle barrel and gas systems. Therefore, I will not send corrosive primed blanks out to the vets and risk damaging their rifle if they do not clean them properly. But, I will sell this ammo to individuals for reenactor or other use with the warning that FAILURE TO CLEAN RIFLE PROMPTLY AND PROPERLY WILL RESULT IN SERIOUS RUST DAMAGE TO THE BARREL. We opened one box to show contents, but other boxes are sealed. Total about 15 boxes available when this is listed. BARGAIN PRICE per box of 20 is only $6.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21525 20 Cartridges Incendiary, Cal. .30 M1- - Lot DEN 14143 with DEN 42 headstamp. Blue tips. Full sealed box with red and yellow striped label retaining nice bright colors. There is a small smear of dirt by the lot number, otherwise a very nice box, far better than most we have had recently. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $110.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 20792 20 CARTRIDGES BALL CALIBER .30 M2 (FA 40 Lot 3160) - Full sealed box, packed in 5 round clips. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. These are headstamped FA 40. Frankford Arsenal .30 ball ammunition from WW2 is fairly scarce today, especially in this packing of 5 rounds clips in cartons instead of bandoleers. Have several boxes with varying amounts of dirt on labels and will send cleanest box available. $29.00 20792B- BARGAIN LOT OF 4 BOXES- All are full with nice clean ammo, made at Frankford Arsenal in 1940, but boxes are nasty looking. Total of 80 rounds in 16 brass 5 round stripper clips (retail about $20 for just the clips these days). Great for filing a bandoleer or cartridge belt and throw the boxes away. One box is open, other three are sealed, with two having crumpled labels and two are dirty from rubbing on the inside of wooden crates or ammo cans. BARGAIN PRICE FOR ALL FOUR BOXES IS ONLY $65.00 $29.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 20789 20 CARTRIDGES, SHOT, CALIBER .45 M12 - manufactured at Evansville Ordnance Plant, Evansville, Indiana, for use in hunting small game, effective range 25 feet." Full box with the kraft/foil overwrap, although it has been opened on one end. Adopted in 1943 this was packed in survival kits for Army pilots. This is fairly scarce ammo, with a heavy waxed pressed paper bullet to contain the shot, not the extended case as used in the M15 shot cartridge. This was basically the same as the extra long shot ammunition sold for riot use in Thompson submachine guns prior to the war. Due to the extra length of the paper bullet, cartridges were too long to feed in the pistol magazine and had to be single loaded and an instruction sheet was packed in each box to explain that. Field experience quickly showed that the cardboard bullets did not hold up well, and the more robust brass cased M15 round was adopted at the end of 1943. While I have encountered dozens of boxes of the M15 round, this is only the third or fourth box of M12 I have ever seen. $55.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 19956 “50 CARTRIDGES, DUMMY, CALIBER .45 M1921” - Ammunition lot EC- S-25314, Evansville Ordnance plant. Steel case with EC 4 headstamp. Nice full box. We see a lot of the steel case WW2 Ball ammo, but the dummy cartridges are much harder to find. First box of this we have had in years. $45.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 19377 TWOFER SPECIAL- ”PISTOL BALL CALIBER .45 M1911” KOREAN VINTAGE - Box #1 is Western Cartridge Company with 50 original rounds headstamped WCC 54. Box #2 is a nice clean Winchester box but contents are a mix of WRA 54 and WCC 53 headstamps. Will shrink wrap for display upon request. BOTH BOXES FOR ONLY $35.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 19173 20 CARTRIDGES BALL, CALIBER .30 M1, FULL SEALED BOX - Full box packed in 5 round clips, with some label loss at the “press here to open” spot, as shown in the photo. Lot number FA 1883, and headstamp probably FA 35 (Frankford Arsenal 1935). The Ball M1 had a heavier bullet (about 172 grains) than had been used in the original “caliber .30 Model of 1906” ammunition used in WW1 (150 grains), and the heavier weight was intended to give better performance for extreme long range machine gun fire. The same ammo was issued for rifles as well to simplify ammunition supply. By 1936 it was realized that the long range machine gun tactics were seldom used, and the Ball M2 with a 150 grain bullet was adopted, essentially returning to the load used circa 1906-1926. Most of the remaining Ball M1 was consumed in training or combat during WW2 and it is not often encountered. Nice for display with a M1903 or M1 rifle. $45.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 18575 SCARCE EARLY BOX OF .30 TRACER M1 CARTRIDGES - Hackley, Woodin & Scranton Volume 1 Pages 183-184 gives a good history of the development of the M1 Tracer and the many problems with shelf life, etc. Initially adopted in 1926, loading was sporadic until WW2 with many changes to fix problems. This box has 19 cartridges with red tips and FA 33 headstamp. The box was opened on one end and one cartridge was missing, but it has been glued shut again and shrink wrapped in plastic and will display as a full box. This is the only 1930s .30 tracer ammo we have ever encountered. $45.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 13548 FRANKFORD ARSENAL CARTRIDGE ODDITIES AND MISCELLANEOUS - These came from the estate of COL Berkeley R. Lewis, career Army Ordnance Officer who worked on small arms ammunition at Frankford Arsenal and was a noted collector and author on U.S. military small arms. Many appear to have an old coat of lacquer on them, possibly for display use (but without any screw holes typically found on “board dummies”).
13548A- FRANKFORD ARSENAL CARTRIDGE COLLECTION MISC. CALIBERS- Lot of 11
Many appear to have an old coat of lacquer on them, possibly for display use (but without any screw holes typically found on “board dummies”). Lacquer and age make the tip colors a bit hard to discern. What you see is what you get, shown left to right with headstamps shown underneath in the same order. Based on appearance I believe them to be: 1- .45 Ball M1911 FA 4 no crimp (case coating?) 2- .45 Ball M1911 FA 43 no crimp (case coating?) 3- .45 Blank M1(T1E2) for revolvers FA 4 heavy triple crimp 4- .45 Dummy M1921 FA 4 5- .45 Dummy M1921(?) FA 42 6- .30 Carbine Dummy M1 FA 45 7- .30 Carbine Tracer M16 FA 45 dark red tip 8- .30 Carbine Tracer M16 FA 45 dark red tip 9- .30 Carbine High Pressure Test M18 FA 45 (long bullet) 10- .45 Revolver Blank M1925/M1 FA 31 11- Antenna Erecting Cartridge T61 The lot of 11 cartridges- $20.00 (View Picture)
13548B- FRANKFORD ARSENAL CARTRIDGE COLLECTION .30-06- Lot of 12
Many appear to have an old coat of lacquer on them, possibly for display use (but without any screw holes typically found on “board dummies”). Lacquer and age make the tip colors a bit hard to discern. What you see is what you get, shown left to right with headstamps shown underneath in the same order. Based on appearance I believe them to be: 1- Ball M2 FA 41 2- AP M1 (not the post-1939 AP M2) FA 35 black tip 3- AP M2 FA 43 black tip 4- Incendiary M1 FA 4 blue tip 5- Armor Piercing Incendiary M14 FA 45 silver tip 6- Tracer M25 FA 45 orange tip 7- Frangible M44 FA 45 bakelite bullet green and white tip 8- ???? FA 43 tan tip? 9- Dummy M1906 FA 43 fluted case 10- Dummy M2 FA 42 steel case no primer & hole in case 11- Blank M1909 FA 45 steel case roll crimp 12- Grenade Launching M3 FA45 rose crimp The lot of 12 cartridges- $20.00 (View Picture)
13548C- FRANKFORD ARSENAL EXPERIMENTAL(?) BULLETS- Lot of 9
What you see is what you get. Further study of Hackley, Woodin & Scranton Volume 2 (and 3?) may reveal correct ID on these. Left to right these seem to be: 1-4 .30 caliber M1906 bullets, exposed lead bases, probably standard 5- .30 caliber with jacket fully encasing the core 6- .30 caliber exposed led conical recess base 7- .38/9mm with jacket fully encasing the core, domed recess base 8- .45 caliber seems to be solid copper with domed recess base 9- .50 cal seems to be machined from solid brass The lot of 9 for $12.00 (View Picture)
13548D- FRANKFORD ARSENAL ARTILLERY PRIMER LOT OF 8 PIECES What you see is what you get. These were mixed in with the other items and may be standard or experimental or ?? 1-2 21 grain percussion primer Mark2A4- fired. Used for 155mm and 8” bag type guns 1945 dated 3-6- base section for artillery primer, slightly necked, probably electric primed, unmarked 7- similar to previous but shorter with short domed flash tube 8- similar but with threaded front for flash tube attachment. FREE BONUS- one large empty primer cup, one fired primer cup with multiple tiny flash holes The lot of 8 for $10.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 11856 SCARCE BOX OF .30-40 KRAG SUB CALIBER CARTRIDGES LOADED IN 1924 - Sometimes sub caliber guns were conventional rifles mounted in the bore of a cannon with an adapter of some sort and using the rifle action, but most often it involved a standard cartridge case or drill cartridge for the cannon modified with a rifle caliber barrel fixe in the axis of the case, so that the rifle caliber cartridge was struck by the cannon firing pin. Sub caliber firing could be done very cheaply and on shorter ranges than a full scale artillery range. Between 1902 and the late 1920s several variations of special .30-40 sub caliber cartridges were made by Frankford arsenal. These included different strengthened primers, and after the supply of 220 grain Krag bullets ran out they began using .30-06 pointed bullets of the M1 (172 grain type). In 1924 changes were made to both primer and bullet, and since this is a sealed box, we are not sure exactly which configuration these might be. There is some staining on the front of the box, suggesting that the ammo may be somewhat deteriorated, but it is still a very scare and desirable box for the collector who needs one of everything. $49.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 11683 NICE DISPLAY BOX WW2 .30 TRACER M1 (with inert fired cases) - Great box for display with good green and yellow striped label, tips not poking thru bottom and shrink wrapped in plastic so it display as a full box. It contains 20 fired cases to give it some weight, but no live ammo. Safe to leave out where strangers may get their hands on it.. Have several if you need more than one. $12.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 9484 WW2 GERMAN 8MM MAUSER- BOX OF 15 ROUNDS FOR MACHINE GUNS (MG34-MG42). - These are the same as K98k rifle ammunition but made to slightly stricter standards for reliability in automatic weapons, and always being packed loose (instead of in stripper clips) to simplify feeding into bell loading machines in the field. Nice clean full original box of ball ammo made in 1940 as indicated by the Headstamp and label.. The red stamped “Fur MG” was used to indicate “for Machine Gun Use” Box markings indicate it was loaded in 1940 by P490 Hugo Schneider A.-G., Werk Altenburg, Germany, using copper washed steel cases they made. Nice clean ammo, with the labels a little scuffed, shrink wrapped in plastic. $15.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 15936 U.S. MILITARY AMMO CAN FOR .22 LONG RIFLE (FOR TRAINING RIFLES, ETC) - A normal .30 caliber metal ammo can reused specifically for shipping 1,000 .22 Long rifle cartridges from Sierra Army Depot, Herlong, CA to an address in Utah, probably for a school team or junior rifle club. The date on the label is 1962, back when most high schools had rifle teams and kids shot targets for sport instead of each other before liberals cause moral standards to collapse and education became government skool indoctrination centers. A great addition to a collection or display of military target or training rifles. $22.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 20474 ITALIAN MANNLICHER-CARCANO 6 ROUND CLIPS- WITH OR WITHOUT AMMO - We have a number of these, and markings may vary but all are similar. The clips are correct for both the 6.5mm and the 7.35mm Carcano rifles and carbines. We will sell as a lot of 3 clips (no ammo), or sell them filled with original WW2 era Italian military 6.5mm ammo which is guaranteed to be worthless for shooting, but looks nice for display. Price for 3 clips, with or without the ammo is $18.00. Shipping for clips only by priority mail will be $7, but shipping for 3 clips with 18 rounds of ammo by UPS ground will be about $18-20 for shipping. Please specify with ammo if desired, or will send empty clips $18.00 (View Picture)

22885 CIVIL WAR ERA SPENCER RIMFIRE CARTRIDGES .56-56, .56-52 and .56-50 -
22885A1- .56-56- no Headstamp $24.00 each (View Picture)
22885A2- .56-56- H Headstamp for Winchester maker. $24.00 each (View Picture)
22885B1- .56-52 no Headstamp $22.00 each (View Picture)
22885B2- .56-52 U Headstamp from Union Metallic Cartridge Co. $22.00 each (View Picture)
22885C1- .56-50 no Headstamp $22.00 each (View Picture)
22885C3- BARGAIN LOT OF TWO .56-50 cartridges- one S.A.W. Headstamp (Sage Ammunition Works) with 3 firing pin strikes, and one with no Headstamp with the case having a faulty split in the side. Fine for display and cheap at BOTH for only $20.00 (View Picture)

21675 .50-70 BRASS FOR RELOADING - 20 rounds new, Starline brand, new ready for reloading so you can enjoy shooting your .50-70s. $22.00 (View Picture)

17490 20 CALIBER .30 TRACER CARTRIDGES MODEL 1917 FOR AIRCRAFT USE ONLY - Very good full original box with clean and bright label. These are identified as tracer by the blackened cases, before they got the idea of color tips. Headstamp FA 18. Unfortunately, time has taken its toll and about half of the cartridges have split necks. But, since the box has been shrink wrapped in plastic for display you cannot see the split necks. The photos were taken before being wrapped and it looks a lot nicer, almost like it is a sealed box. The WW1 blackened case tracers are pretty hard to find at all, but especially in a decent box. This is only about the 3rd or 4th box we have found. A nice addition to a .30-06 or WW1 collection. $65.00 (View Picture)

11917 WW2 12 GA SHOTGUN TRACER AMMUNITION - FULL BOX OF 25 - Headstamp RA/ No 12/TRACER, sides of case marked TRACER and top wad marked TRACER 8C. Used during WW2 to teach aerial gunners about use of tracers to help adjust their fire onto a target. (Good section on these in Hackley, Woodin & Scranto Volume 2). Nice for display with WW2 military shotguns. Full box of 25 rounds, but box is a bit dirty and worn on the edges and rims have poked through in a few places. Unfortunately that seem to be the case in just about every box I have ever seen, so don't pass these up wanting a nicer one because you will not find much of a selection. $125.00 (View Picture)

1870 SCARCE WW2 MILITARY "10 Shells, Shotgun, 12 Gage Paper, No. 4" - Chilled Shot, Lot WRA 22003. Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Division of Olin Industries, Inc. New Haven, Conn, USA" Most collectors are familiar with the 12 GA shells with 00 Buck issued for guard duty or combat, or the No. 7 ½, 8 or 9 shot issued for training of aerial gunners. A few other sizes were procured in much smaller quantities. Hackley Woodin & Scranton list the No. 6 as “Hawk load” but they do not mention the No. 4 shot size, nor is it listed in the “Shotguns, All Types” TMs. Only one box available. $45.00 (View Picture)

20934 LYMAN 310 TOOL DIE SET FOR RELOADING .25-35 WINCHESTER - What you see is what you get. I think this is all complete. $25.00 (View Picture)

19954 U.S. MILITARY .38 SPECIAL MATCH(?) .50 CAL AMMO CAN - We have seen a lot of cans for the M41 .38 special that uses a 130 grain bullet, but this one is for “1200 CARTRIDGES/ CAL 38 SPECIAL/ 148 GR BALL/ IN CARTONS/ LOT WCC 6041” The 148 grain bullet is a standard WCC target load using wadcutter bullet, so this must be for ammo for the military match guns using .38 special. A nice addition to a collection of those lesser known military arms. $29.00 (View Picture)

14847 LOT OF 33 ROUNDS .30 MAUSER (7.63 x 25mm) BROOMHANDLE PISTOL AMMO - Vintage U.S. made boxer primed with Headstamp REM-UMC over 30 CAL. 21 rounds are full metal jacket and 12 are jacketed soft point. No guarantee as to shooting condition, and they may or may not be corrosive primed to be sure to clean promptly if you shoot them. $15.00 (View Picture)

18891 RARE .30-06 ARMOR PIERCING INCENDIARY (API) BY FRANKFORD ARSENAL- SILVER TIPS! - We were lucky to find two boxes of this rare ammunition made by Frankford Arsenal in 1953, and identified by the silver painted tips on the bullets, similar to the red/orange for tracer, black for AP or blue for incendiary. We have had a number of boxes of incendiary, but only recall one other box of API in the last 15 years. While it was suitable for use in any of the U.S. military .30-06 caliber arms, it was mainly used (but not often) in machine gun belts. At least one lot however was loaded and issued in 8 round clips and bandoleers for the M1 Garand. These have been shrink wrapped in plastic for protection and display after the photos were taken.

18891A- FULL SEALED BOX- As shown in the photo which also shows what the contents look like, using a round from the other box which had been opened. There is a small “bite” of paper missing from the label otherwise an overall excellent plus box with no tips poking through, no damage and nice clean label. $195.00 (View Picture)

18891B- FULL BOX- LABEL OPENED- As shown in the photos. Nice clean box in excellent plus condition (except for having been opened) with no tips poking through, After being shrink wrapped you have to look closely to see that the label was opened. $185.00 (View Picture)

16532 UNUSUAL 7.62mm M64 RIFLE GRENADE CARTRIDGES - The “Cartridge, Grenade, Rifle, 7.62mm M64” was made only for use in grenade launching with the M76 Launcher on the M14 rifle, and in the Dragon Launch Effects Training device. We are offering here a very rare box of “components” in the form of primed cases ready for loading with primer and primer sealant installed, and the canellure at the base of the neck, but no powder or closing wad or rose petal crimp. These were probably made for use in some sort of test of different powder or crimp or for use in another special application. These are packed in 20 round boxes with the printed "CARTRIDGES” covered with a label reading “CASES”and the boxes sealed with masking tape instead of being glued, and there is no lot number marked on the boxes. These came from a .50 caliber can stenciled “660 NATO PRIMED GRENADE CASES- EMPTY, LC-79L300S063” with the top of the can marked “SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION COMPONENTS.” We have several of the boxes of 20 primed empty cases as shown in the photos and will shrink wrap in plastic for display if requested. We will also include and extra loose case so you can show what is in the box without opening it. One full sealed box plus one loose round for $25.00 (View Picture)

7690 U.S. MILITARY SHOTGUN COLLECTOR’S CARTRIDGE SET - 12 GA, 00 Buck, paper case for WW1, WW2 Trench Guns (paper case); 12 GA, Brass, 00 Buck, M19 for WW2 & later Trench Guns (all brass case); 12 GA XM257, #4 Buck, 27 pellets, Vietnam experimental load (plastic case, marked on side); 12 GA XM262, 00 Buck, Vietnam experimental, now standard (plastic case, 00 buck marked); 12 GA Paper, #8 shot, WW2 load used for training aerial gunners (paper case, unmarked); 410 GA Aluminum case #6 shot, Used in survival guns (aluminum case). Total six different rounds $20.00 (View Picture)e)

19861 20 Cartridges Incendiary, Cal. .30 M1- (dinged corner) - Lot DEN 14449 with DEN 42 headstamp. Blue tips. Full sealed box with red and yellow striped label retaining nice bright colors. There is a small amount of dirt/staining across the top of the label and some minor damage on one corner of the box from being dropped or wedged in a crate, otherwise a very nice box, far better than most we have had recently. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $95.00 (View Picture)

15874 20 CALIBER 30 TRACER CARTRIDGES MODEL 1917 FOR AIRCRAFT USE ONLY - Very scarce box loaded by DuPont, with Headstamp D 18 (cases were actually provided by Dominion Cartridge Company of Canada) and unlike standard M1917 Tracer ammunition are left bright instead of being blackened. No tip colors used so once separated from a box there is no way to tell them from ball ammunition. These have the triple stake mark crimping. This box was in rough shape but has been carefully restored and shrink wrapped so it now displays nicely with bright green stripe as the ID for tracer. Seldom seen. $149.00 (View Picture)

7163 20 CARTRIDGES PISTOL BALL CALIBER .45 M911- early 1942 production - Lot RA 5242 with unusual Headstamp with dot between R and A in the RA 42 headstamp. This represents a different draw process used for a while (probably from the commercial product tooling), and is uncommon. These were made in early 1942 and packed in the old 20 round boxes, shortly before the change was made to use of 50 round boxes. Full sealed box shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $20.00 (View Picture)

20659 DECAPPING AND CLEANING TOOL SET CIRCA 1907-1917 WITH BOX - This is not a complete reloading outfit, but used only to decap the fired cartridge case and clean it to prevent deterioration. It was primarily for the .30-06 but it could also be used for the .30-40 Krag, .38 revolver, .45 revolver, and the Model 1911 .45 pistol. The box measures 9 1/4" long, 7 3/4" wide, 2 3/4" tall, and weighs about 3 pounds. The manuals for these are dated 1907, 1909, 1912 or 1917 and reprints are available at a reasonable price. The wood box is in excellent condition with most of its red varnish finish outside and shellacked finish inside. The contents are the basic primer ejecting tool, a primer ejecting spindle with a cap (sort of a sizer) some wire stock for primer ejecting pins, and a small aluminum funnel. Missing are a wiping brush and a brass wiping rod. The tool is not marked, typical of these. The tool is a simplified version of a tool first introduced in 1882 for reloading .45-70 cartridges at the unit level. See Brophy’s book for more info on these. Photos show what is included and also shots of how the spindle fit in, and can be used to punch out primers, although the pin is just a trifle short of getting them all the way out. A neat accessory for any U.S. military arms circa 1900-1920. $95.00 (View Picture)

22245 COLLECTORS SET- WW2 JAPANESE AMMO - 3 rounds 7.7x58mm SR (Semi-Rimmed) Ball (red band at mouth) in a section of the brass feed strip for Type 92. 97, 99 or Type 1 machine guns; 1 round 7.7x58mmSR (Semi-Rimmed) Armor Piercing (black band at mouth) used only in Type 92 machine guns; 1 round 7.7x58mm (Rimless) Ball (red band at mouth) for use in Type 99 rifles; 1 round 6.5x50mmSR (Semi-Rimless) for use in Type 38 and Type I rifles; and 1 8x21mm pistol round for use in Type 14 pistols. All live, original WW2 Japanese military issue, with typical unmarked headstamp. $20.00 (View Picture)

22383 CARTRIDGES FOR COLLECTORS- VOLUME 2 - By Fred Datig, hardbound 176 pages 6” x 9” with excellent dustjacket. Overll excellent, one of the essential reference books for cartridge collectors, but you really need all four volumes. This covers a variety of rimfire, centerfire and patent ignition cartridges. $18.00 (View Picture)

17986 FULL BOX WW2 .45 ACP MADE IN AUSTRALIA - The .45 ACP cartridge was made in Australia at the MG factory ( #2, Footscray) in 1943-44 for use in the large number of Thompson submachine guns which had been provided them under Lend Lease. Headstamp is MG (code for the Footscray factory, 43 (date) IZ (model designation) and .45 (caliber). Box is full with 25 rounds of nice clean ammo, although the label is a bit rough. Box has been shrink wrapped in plastic for display after taking photos. A nice collectible and scarce WW2 box. $49.00 (View Picture)

4055 FULL BANDOLEER .30 CARBINE TRACER M27 (Orange tip) - Nice clean full bandoleer of 120 rounds on 10 round stripper clips. Headstamp LC 52. We have only had a couple of these over the years, but recently got a spam can of five which we are selling off individually. These are the later improved M27 with the orange tips, not the early M16 with red tips. $135.00 (View Picture)

18682 .35 REMINGTON BRASS CASES - Some of the reloading material from an estate we got: .35 Remington cases, fired, deprimed and resized. Remington or Winchester brand, mixed. We have the following A- Bag of 60 cases- $40.00 B- Bag of 60 cases- $40.00 C- Bag of 92 cases- $55.00 (View Picture)

21868 20 CARTRIDGES BALL, CALIBER .30 M2- BY WINCHESTER - Lot WRA 23170, made circa 1952-53 when Winchester and Remington received new contracts for .30 Ball ammunition for use in the Korean War. Headstamp probably WRA 52 or WRA 53. Nice clean full sealed box. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $25.00 (View Picture)

21691 20 CALIBER .30 GUARD CARTRIDGES, MODEL OF 1906 (1913 dated) - For Model of 1903 Rifles- Full SEALED box loaded at Frankford Arsenal in 1913 according to the date stamped on the top. This is the type with the fluted shoulder to give positive identification by touch to distinguish from a regular ball round. An exceptionally nice clean box. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $75.00 (View Picture)

18896 RARE 20 CALIBER .30 BALL CARTRIDGES MODEL 1906 FOR AIRCRAFT USE ONLY - Rare WW1 aircraft ammo box. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display and looks better now than in the photo. This ammunition was made by the United States Cartridge Company, Lowell, Mass in 1918. One corner of the box has been slightly opened and the two rounds visible have the special aircraft double crimp (ring crimp and triple stab crimp) to ensure no primer backing out which would jam aircraft guns which were not accessible to clear while in flight. Headstamps are two types U.S.C.Co. 18 and U.S.C.Co. *18* the latter indicating that the cases were made by the Hooker extrusion process. A rare bit of early military aviation history, this is one of the few Aircraft Use Only boxes we have seen in the last 20 years. $95.00 (View Picture)

18857 "20 PRIMED CASES, CARTRIDGE CAL .30 (PRIMER T53) - W.O. 4305 MI, March 1949 "No Waterproofing at Mouth" Sealed box. Cases have FA 49 headstamp and the zinc colored primer being tested for adoption as one of the early non-corrosive primiers for .30-06 ammunition. Interesting item which illustrates the complexity of evolving ammunition to meet new technology or overcome old problems. Full sealed box, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $20.00 (View Picture)

14314 NICE .30 CAL AMMO CAN WITH TWIN CITIES MARKINGS - 250 linked 4 AP M2, 1 Tracer M25, with both the individual lots and the linked functional lot being TW (Twin Cities). Nice can, nice marking, with August 13, 1954 date! $35.00 (View Picture)

21429 9mm LUGER (9x19mm) LOT OF ABOUT 2,900 FIRED CASES- MIX OF RAW AND DEPRIMED - These are from a local estate which had a large amount of ammo. The owner was a shooter and reloader and liked to keep his ammo neatly packed in factory type 50 round boxes. We have a lot of these and want to blow them out in a single deal. About 2,000 have been deprimed, and the other 900 are raw, with nothing dine since firing. Usually the 50 round box will have all the same headstamps although not necessarily related to who made the box itself. Overall there are a mix of many different makers and headstamps. We will leave them in the boxes if you like, or will dump them all into a single large box for shipping which will reduce shipping cost. Priced at about 2 cents each. (Sorry, no photos on these.) $55.00

21252 9mm LUGER (9x19mm) LOT OF 2,500+ FIRED CASES- RESIZED AND PRIMED - These are from a local estate which had a large amount of ammo. The owner was a shooter and reloader and liked to keep his ammo neatly packed in factory type 50 round boxes. We have a lot of these and want to blow them out in a single deal. Usually the 50 round box will have all the same headstamps although not necessarily related to who made the box itself. Overall there are a mix of many different makers and headstamps. We will leave them in the boxes if you like, or will dump them all into a single large box for shipping which will reduce shipping cost. Priced at about 4 cents each (Sorry, no photos on these.) $100.00

21625 WW2 .30-06 TRACER AMMUNITION- BARGAIN LOTS! - These are original U.S. military boxes of “20 CARTRIDGES, TRACER, CALIBER .30 M1” from an estate we purchased. These boxes are ones that had the top opened and/or the tips of the bullets are poking through the bottom of the box. We would call these grade 3 for a collector due to box condition, but ammo looks nice and clean. The boxes are a bit rough for use for display purposes as single boxes, but fine if you need some to fill up a wooden crate, or want to belt/link some up for display or firing use in one of the .30 caliber machines guns. Sometimes you can cut a new piece of cardboard to cover the bottom of the box and when shrink wrapped will display okay, but we don’t have time to mess with that. The boxes we checked have either Twin Cities (TW) or Denver (DEN) headstamps and markings on the box, with 42 or 43 dates. There may be a few stray boxes with other makers or dates in the pile, but we will just pull them out of the crate and you get the five boxes off the top. If requested, we will try (but not guarantee) to get all boxes from the same maker if that is important to you. Red tips on all, ranging from very opaque red to a very thin red, reflecting normal variation in quality of markings at the makers. SPECIAL BARGAIN DEAL- LOT OF FIVE BOXES (100 rounds total) ORIGINAL WW2 .30-06 TRACER AMMO IN BOXES for only $100.00 (View Picture)

23013 .22 Box Collection “Brick cartons”- lot of 10 different vintage empty cartons - See photo for details of the boxes included. These are EMPTY cartons which held ten 50 round boxes. Most in excellent condition, but you can see more in the photos. Probably circa 1960s-1980s. These will be shipped folded flat so FREE SHIPPING on these. Only one set available. $22.00 (View Picture)

22830 20 CARTRIDGES 7.62mm NATO, BLANK M82 - Probably 1960s-70s, nice clean sealed box wrapped in plastic. $15.00 (View Picture)

22621 BOX 50 ROUNDS .45 DUMMY M1921 - Nice clean full box, LOT FA S-13 with headstamp FA 56. These have steel cases made at a time when the U.S. military was actively pursuing steel case manufacture to gain experience in case of copper shortages in a future war made use of steel necessary. These are great for display where you don't want visitors to get their hands on live ammo, or for use in training or testing or repairs. Of course, every collection should have a box of these, along with the other .45 ACP ammo types, the early 20 round boxes, and 50 round boxes of brass case and WW2 steel case. Price for one box of 50 rounds as shown in the photo. If requested when ordering we will shrink wrap in plastic and include an extra loose round to show contents- $30.00 (View Picture)

15441 .22 LR Box Collection- Lot of 10 different vintage full boxes .22 Long Rifle ammunition - See the photo for details of the boxes included. All have the original contents with bright and clean boxes, not scuffed or price marked or anything. A great start for someone who wants to get into .22 Box collecting, or have a colorful assortment to display with one or more guns in .22 Long Rifle caliber. Dates are mostly circa 1960s-1980s, I think. See photos for contents of sets A and B. Nine boxes are the same in both sets, but Set A has The lot of 10 boxes for $55.00 (View Picture)

10680 20 CARTRIDGES CALIBER .30 BLANK M1909 - Lot LC 13425 circa 1960s. Nice clean sealed box. Will shrink wrap in plastic at no charge if requested at time of purchase. Great for display with any U.S. military .30-06 caliber rifle to show the various types of ammo they used. $15.00 (View Picture)

4058 WW2 FULL BOX .30 TRACER M1- BARGAIN! - This is a very nice box of 20 Cartridges, Tracer, Caliber .30 made at Twin Cities Ordnance Plant in 1943 with headstamp 43 TW and red tips. Nice bright green and yellow striped label, and tips are not poking through the bottom. But, alas, the paper label sealing the top flap has been opened so it is no longer a sealed box. However, it has been shrink wrapped in plastic and displays as a full sealed box unless you look really close. So, the price is a bargain at only $35.00 (View Picture)

17989 20 CARTRIDGES, 7.62mm NATO, BALL M80 - Lot FA-79 with headstamp FA + 63. We have several boxes with condition as shown in the photos. Grade I- full sealed, no tape at $25 per box; Grade 2- full with yellowed cellophane tape on label which may or may not be opened at $20 per box; and Grade 3 with masking tape on label which may or may not be opened at $18 per box. (View Picture)

17940 MOST UNUSUAL USE OF .50 CAL AMMO CAN- FOR MATCH BULLETS (Bullets only, not loaded cartridges) - The photo is pretty much self explanatory. A typical .50 cal ammo can, but used by Lake City in 1985 (per the lot number) to hold:.62mm match bullets. Markings are:
1305-00-573-4714
P/N 8595434
1366 MATCH BULLETS FOR CTG
CAL. .30 M72 OR 7.62mm M118
LOT LC-85F 950-010
Note the use of the honeycomb cardboard filler pieces to reduce the useful volume of the can. With the bullets shown (not sure if there are 1366 there or something less) the can weighed about 39 pounds.  We sold the bullets but have the can for the obsessive collector of really unusual military ammunition stuff.   Can and one sample bullet is what you get, not the rest of the bullets shown. $35.00 (View Picture)

22666 WINCHESTER VINTAGE AMMUNITION / BOXES FOR DISPLAY CIRCA 1945-1961 - These are from the estate of a past President of the Winchester Arms Collectors Assn, and he used them as part of various display with Winchester. These look much better when wrapped in plastic, but we had to unwrap all of them to verify contents. Some boxes are full of the original ammo, some partial boxes, some with fired cases and some are empty- as noted in the descriptions. We will be happy to shrink wrap any of these in plastic at no charge if you request at time of purchase. What you see is what you get.
22666B- FULL original box of 20 rounds, .30-40 (Krag) SUPERSPEED, 180 grain softpoint, $40.00 (View Picture)
22666C- FULL original box of 20 rounds, .308 Winchester SUPERSPEED, 180 grain softpoint. Will look better when wrapped. $35.00 (View Picture)
22666D- PARTIAL original box of 20 rounds, 12 rounds remaining, .375 H&H Magnum, SILVERTIP, 300 grain. Front of box torn at top right with tape repair, but displays nicely and will look better when wrapped. $55.00 (View Picture)
22666E- FULL original box of 20 rounds, .401 Winchester Self Loading, 200 grain softpoint. One end flap disfigured from removal of old price label. $125.00 (View Picture)
22666F- FULL original box of 50 rounds .351 Winchester Self Loading, 180 grain full jacket, nice box. $95.00 (View Picture)
22666G- Lot of TWO BOXES with original FIRED CASES. One box .25-35 SUPERSPEED, 117 grain softpoint; One box .308 Winchester 150 grain SILVERTIP. Both boxes for $15.00 (View Picture)
22666H- Lot of FOUR EMPTY BOXES: (a) .458 Winchester Magnum, 510 grain SUPERSPEED; (b) .30-06 180 grain SILVERTIP; (c) .219 Zipper SUPERSPEED 56 grain hollow point; (d) .32 Winchester Special, 170 grain softpoint. All FOUR BOXES for $20.00 (View Picture)

7941 50 CARTRIDGES PISTOL BALL CALIBER .45 M1911 (WW2 STEEL CASE) -Full sealed box of 50 rounds of WW2 steel case .45 ACP ammo made at the Evansville, IN, Ordnance Plant. Headstamp is E C S 43. Nice full sealed box in the cheap kraft box with black printing. Lot number and exact label text may vary slightly among the several boxes we have, so we show a couple samples in the photo. Will shrink wrap in plastic upon request. Will include free sample of a steel case round upon request although the headstamp may or may not be exactly the same on these. These were issued with all the .45 caliber weapons, M1911 pistols, M3 and Thompson SMGs during WW2 and for a long time afterwards. $25.00 per box. (View Picture)
7941A- Same as above but prior owner added black ink notation on box “EC 43” which may discourage some collectors uppity about originality, but they will be delighted that the price for one of these boxes is only $18.00 per box. (View Picture)

22050 ORIGINAL WW2 GERMAN BOX OF 16 ROUNDS 9mm LUGER AMMUNITION DATED 1944- Full box, with nice clean label, still sealed, shrink wrapped in plastic for display (after the photos were taken)..    Since the box is sealed we are not sure of the headstamp, but they are steel cases probably marked with 1943 date of case manufacture, and the label reflects actual loading in 1944.   The Germans used 16 round boxes to avoid waste from having loose rounds left over if they had used 20 or 50 round boxes.  The P-08 Luger and P-38 pistols both had 8 round magazines, and the MP-38 or MP-40 submachine guns used 32 round magazines, so the 16 round boxes made a lot of sense.  Nice clean sealed box, getting hard to find.  Have several and some may vary slightly in the label text or stamped box markings from what is in the photo. $35.00 (View Picture)

22267 ARGENTINE MILITARY 7.65 x 54 MAUSER AMMO- LOT of 30 ROUNDS - Headstamp is 7.65 x 54 SF 75 indicating manufacture at Fábrica Militar de Cartuchos San Francisco, San Francisco, Argentina in 1975. This cartridge is sometimes called the 7.65 x 54, or 7.65 x 53.5mm. Nice clean ammo, in unmarked cardboard cartons. Nice for display with any of the Argentine Mauser rifles The lot of 30 for $12.00 (View Picture)

20286 M1 GARAND CLIPS (12 EACH) - 12 US GI M1 Garand clips, used excellent to new condition. Lot of 12- enough to fill two bandoleers or one cartridge belt (with two left over) $18.00 (View Picture) (View Picture)

18210 50 CARTRIDGES CARBINE, CALIBER .30 M1 (WW2 ISSUE HEADSTAMP EC 4) - Ammunition Lot EC 24476 made at Evansville Ordnance Plant in 1944. Full sealed box, one of a bunch we got from a nearly full crate. Nice clean original WW2 ammo, exactly as issued to troops in the field. It was not until the early 1950s that bandoleers with a dozen 10 round stripper clips became the standard method of packing and issue, so this is correct to go with a display of a WW2 M1 Carbine. Will shrink wrap in plastic for display at no extra charge if requested. On orders for four boxes of more we will go $25 per box, or sell one box at a time for $27.00 (View Picture)

10095 20 CARTRIDGES DUMMY CALIBER .30 M2 - Lot FA 70, nice clean full sealed box from Frankford Arsenal, probably circa 1950s. Someone wrote “5c Each” on the end of the box in grease pencil. $20.00 (View Picture)

7738 .338 WINCHESTER MAGNUM BARGAIN LOT- CASES & DIES - From an estate- This is a lot consisting of a set of used but like new RCBS .338 Win Mag dies and six boxes (total of 120) fired, deprimed cases. The whole lot of 120 cases and set of dies for only $69.00 (View Picture)

7737 .300 WEATHERBY MAGNUM BARGAIN LOT - From an estate- This is a lot of more than 200 fired cases. 53 are Weatherby brand cases with remnants of a Weatherby box. There are 169 more .300 Weatherby Magnum caliber cases which were formed from .300 H&H Mag cases, so the headstamp reflects the original caliber. The whole lot of 222 cases for only $65.00 (View Picture)

*NEW ADDITION** 20475 LOT OF 200 ROUNDS 7.62mm (.308) BLANK AMMUNITION - 100 rounds in 20 round boxes, and 100 rounds in M13 links for the M16 machine gun. Great for display with Vietnam era gear, or for reenactors. Nice clean U.S. military issue. $65.00 (View Picture)

10883 U.S. MILITARY TRAINING RIFLE .22 LONG RIFLE WOOD AMMO CRATE - This started life as a crate for linked .50 caliber machine gun ammo, but was later reused by the thrifty Ordnance Department to ship .22 ammo. There is an old railway express shipping label and it looks like this went from the Umatilla Ordnance Depot in Hermiston, OR to a recipient which has been scratched off, probably a ROTC or National Guard unit or a school rifle team. Box was repainted white and stenciled with NSN 13005-322-6389-A086/ 2000 CART. CAL.22/ BALL, LONG RIFLE, LOT WCC-6262, probably circa 1960s. What you see is what you get. No cover but easy to make one and this will be a great item for a display of military .22 training arms. $35.00 (View Picture)

18613 20 CARTRIDGES TRACER CALIBER .30 M1- WW2 DENVER - Nice clean box of WW2 tracer ammunition with red tips, in full sealed box. Made at Denver, headstamp probably DEN 43. This is the labe without the color identification strips (green and yellow for tracer) which were dropped circa 1943-44. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $55.00 (View Picture)

22228 .338 WNCHESTER MAGNUM FACTORY PRIMED CASES- LOT OF 80 - Four boxes of factory new primed empty cases, ready for loading. The lot of 80 cartridge cases for $56.00 (View Picture)

22047 10 SHELLS, SHOTGUN, PAPER, 12 GAGE NO. 6 CHILLED SHOT, - LOT WCC [ink stamped] 6151. Black printing on natural kraft color box. A scarce find for the military shotgun collector! Most collectors are familiar with the 12 GA shells with 00 Buck issued for guard duty or combat, or the No. 7 ½, 8 or 9 shot issued for training of aerial gunners. A few other sizes were procured in much smaller quantities. Hackley Woodin & Scranton list the No. 6 as “Hawk load” and there is also a nearly unknown No. 4 load (listed elsewhere in our catalog). Hawks were a serious threat to the Army’s still active use of trained pigeons to carry messages during WW2. We found a box of this for our collection years ago, and recently found four more. Never opened, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $32.00 (View Picture)

21521 10 CTGS, 12 GAGE/ SHOTGUN PLASTIC CASE/ NO. 00 BUCKSHOT XM162 (Lot of 3 different boxes) - What you see is what you get. All are U.S. military loads for use in the trench and riot guns circa Vietnam to the present. A- Federal lot FC 1-5 with March 1970 date on the kraft/foil overwrap. Sealed. B- Olin lot WCC 81M054-003 circa 1981. This is the perforated down the middle type box and the perforation is partially open from careless handling. C- WCC Lot 6013 with 8-63 date on the kraft/foil overwrap, Sealed. The Vietnam and earlier boxes usually sell for about $49 each, but price for the collection of three different boxes is only $99.00 (View Picture)

18933 20 CARTRIDGES ARMOR PIERCING CALIBER .30 M2, LOT DEN 14582 - Nice clean full box fresh from a spam can filled in 1951 at Naval Ammunition Depot Hawthorne, NV when they were getting rid of the old wooden crates and getting all the WW2 vintage into spam can type containers, not changing the boxes, just new outer containers. HEadstamp unknown but probably DEN 42 or DEN 43. We will shrink wrap in plastic for display upon request at no charge. There will probably be a couple of lesser condition boxes with some dirt (from their former packing) or maybe the seal has been broken and they will be considered Grade 2 at $25 per box, but the super clean sealed boxes are $40.00 (View Picture)

16587 FULL BOX 7.92mm Kurz (7.92 x 33mm) AMMUNITION FOR MP 43/44 STG43/44 - WW2 vintage ammo for these fine weapons is hard to find, and this is the only box of post-WW2 ammo for them I have found. This was made in East Germany in 1961 at Arsenal 04, as headstamped. The tan cardboard box holds 15 rounds, packed as shown, with a label reading “7.92-mm-Patr.Kz 43 SmE mit St. Hulse.” Reportedly a small quantity of this showed up in Iraq, along with a few MP44s, and recently another batch turned up in Syria. Only one box available. $35.00 (View Picture)

16465 WW2 U.S. PROPERTY REMINGTON KLEANBORE NITRO EXPRESS 12 GA No. 4 shot - This is a full 25 round box. A scarce find for the military shotgun collector! Commercial style box with ink stamped “U.S. PROPERTY” overstamp as was the practice for all of Remington’s military shotshells prior to shifting to the generic 10 round boxes for military contracts. Most collectors are familiar with the 12 GA shells with 00 Buck issued for guard duty or combat, or the No. 7 ½, 8 or 9 shot issued for training of aerial gunners. A few other sizes were procured in much smaller quantities. Hackley Woodin & Scranton list the No. 6 as “Hawk load” but they do not mention the No. 4 shot size, nor is it listed in the “Shotguns, All Types” TM. We found a box of this for our collection years ago, then found this one so we can help someone else out. Overall VG- fine condition, wrapped in plastic. $75.00 (View Picture)

23060 FULL BOX WW2 .30 CARBINE AMMO BY WINCHESTER- WRA 44 - Lot WRA 22168 headstamped WRA 44 with ring crimp primer. Box is overstamped REPACKED E.C 5-44. Nice clean full box. Will shrink wrap in plastic if requested. Most early WW2 ammo was delivered in wooden crated, but a lot of it was damaged during transport and storage, especially in the Pacific. Around 1944 the packing was changed from wooden crates to sealed “spam cans” inside of wooden crates, and both the crates and individual cans were a lot easier to handle than the former large crates, and the ammo was protected much better. Evansville Chrysler which had been making .45 auto ammo and carbine ammo was assigned to repack vast quantities of ammo from the old crates to the new spam can system, and in doing so they stamped the boxes to reflect when and where they were repacked. That is the reason for the “REPACKED E.C. 5-44” marking stamped on the box. Great for display with any M1 carbine, especially one made by Winchester. $35.00 (View Picture)

22809 VIETNAM ERA BANDOLEER OF 7.62 NATO AMMO FOR M14 RIFLES- WINCHESTER- NICE! - Full bandoleer of 60 rounds on five round stripper clips in green cotton bandoleers with lot number etc stenciled on them, and includes the stripper clip guide. Headstamp WRA 67 [NATO symbol]. Back of bandoleers are dated November 1966. Found a full original ammo can, and these are fresh from the can. Collectors especially like the Winchester name, but the ammo from Lake City or Remington was just as good. Price for one fresh from the can bandoleer $69.00 (View Picture)

22752 FULL SEALED BOX WINCHESTER .30-06 BANAK- PAPER BULLET TYPE - Circa 1940s. Exceptionally nice and clean, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $35.00 (View Picture)

22405 SCARCE EARLY FULL MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER .44 WCF (.44-40) BOX OF 50 ROUNDS CIRCA 1885-1897 - The label color is green as shown at the left, even though the lighting makes it look somewhat like the scarcer blue variation in the center photo. The date is narrowed down by the fact that circa 1897 the term “center fire” replaced “central fire” on the label, and the cartridge on the label includes the WRA Co. 44 W.C.F. headstamp which first appeared in the mid 1880s. (See Giles & Shuey book p. 67) Photos show the box before being shrink wrapped in plastic for display, and it looks a lot nicer now. Note that one end flap is missing and there is cellophane tape wrapped around that end of the box. A very scarce and desirable box great for display with a classic Winchester Model 1873 rifle or carbine. $395.00 (View Picture)

22231 GERMAN .30 CARBINE TRACER AMMUNITION - One 50 round sealed box of German .30 Carbine Tracer ammunition. Their system describes this as AB83 7.62x33mm DM51. The “luechtspur ohne ladenstreifen” translates to “tracer without stripper clips.” The box is sealed but photos of similar box show it as having reddish-orange tips so it may be the M16 but probably the M27 type tracer ammunition. A great oddity to display with one of the Bavarian or other German, Austrian or Dutch used M1 Carbines. $40.00 (View Picture)

22057 20 CARTRIDGES BALL CALIBER .30 M2 - Lot SL 9816 M2 Ball headstamped SL53 and you can see faint pattern of web belt or links. Ammo was arsenal repacked in old WW2 vintage .30-06 Tracer M1 boxes, identified by bits of the green and yellow label under the new label. The new label has a form number or printing date of July 1986. This is the latest date on U.S. GI .30-06 ammunition packing I have seen. Probably repacked for use in foreign military sales to allies who still had .30-06 rifles or machine guns. $20.00 (View Picture)

21683 WW2 WESTERN XPERT US PROPERTY 16 GA NO 1 BUCK AMMUNITION - Western XPERT brand in yellow, blue and red box. Top flap marked 25 16 Ga. Xpert 2 9/16 in.length U.S. PROPERTY, No. 1 Buckshot, 15 pellets. Cartridges are low brass with salmon colored body and Winchester Ranger No 16 headstamp. Closing wad is dirty gray color with black 1B in circle. Many 16 GA guns were procured early in the war and issued for industrial security, etc, not combat use. This 16 GA ammo is very rarely encountered, and most of the boxes I have seen have been pretty ratty. This one has some loss of the cardboard surface and printing, but will still display okay. A good addition to fill out a WW2 military shotgun collection, and a reminder to keep checking for those elusive US marked non-standard shotguns out there. Condition reflected in bargain price of only $35.00 (View Picture)

21629 38- PRE-WW2 BOX 20 PISTOL BALL CARTRIDGES , CAL..45 MODEL 0F 1911 FOR AUTOMATIC PISTOL MODEL OF 1911 – - ROLL TESTED AT BENECIA ARSENAL 1938 These are cartridges loaded at Frankford Arsenal during the pre-war period. However, it was discovered that a malfunctioning powder measure had dumped double or even triple loads into some cartridges over an extended period. It was directed that the lots involved be tested by rolling them down an inclined surface onto a polished glass surface, and where the round ended up would reflect if the charge was light or excessive. (No, I don’t understand the physics of that either, but they claimed it was accurate) Those that passed were repacked and new labels applied to the cartons. This ammo was fully serviceable and most issued and fired early in WW2. Nice clean, full sealed boxes. The photo shows a box with a sloppy job applying the new label, but most will look nicer than this. Will shrink wrap for display upon request. $18.00 (View Picture)

21031 RARE EARLY BOX OF .38 SMITH & WESSON CALIBER BY U.S. CARTRIDGE COMPANY - This is a “picture box” featuring the S&W .38 Single Action Second Model spur trigger revolver. This is a very early loading with the exposed grease groove and the case is not crimped, probably dating to circa 1877-1885, and predates the adoption of a headstamp on the case. The .38 Single Action Second Model was only made circa 1877-1891 which also helps narrow down the date. Both sides of the box are marked “These cartridges are made expressly for the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver. We recommend them for use in this arm.” Both end flaps are marked ’38 S&W.” This is a full box with the original cartridges as shown in the photo. There is some minor damage and scuffing to the box, but the end flaps are intact. It was shrink wrapped in plastic after the photos and looks like it is in much better condition, but we wanted to be sure you saw it before wrapping. Boxes this old are nearly impossible to find in any condition, let alone full. Perfect for a S&W collection with one of the early revolvers. $149.00 (View Picture)

20711 “20 CARTRIDGES, TRACER, CALIBER .30 M1” (LATE TYPE_ WITHOUT COLOR STRIPES) - Full sealed box of WW2 production from Denver Ordnance Plant. This is relatively late with the plain black and white label without the green and yellow identification stripes, a format adopted circa late 1943 or early 1944. Nice clean sealed box with minimal to no tip damage to the bottom of the box. Believe these are headstamped DEN 4. Will shrink wrap in plastic at no extra charge if desired. $35.00 (View Picture)

18400 40 BULLETS, BALL, CALIBER .45 M1911- Full Box from Frankford Arsenal - This is a regular 20 round size .45 M1911 cartridge size box, but loaded at Frankford Arsenal with 40 230 grain ball bullets instead of loaded cartridges. Photos show box open, but it has since been shrink wrapped in plastic for display. Frankford Arsenal did this for storage of components for future test loadings, or for sale through the DCM program to reloaders. An interesting oddity for the M1911 collector. $25.00 (View Picture)

20358 20 CARTRIDGES BALL CALIBER .30 M2 LOT LC 39222 - Circa mid to late 1960s vintage. These were made as .30-06 weapons were being phased out of U.S. service, but ammo was still needed to supply U.S. allies with foreign military assistance. This has a white label. An interesting variation in U.S. military .30-06 packing methods. Full sealed box, excellent plus condition shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $30.00 (View Picture)

19952 20 CARTRIDGES BALL CALIBER .30 M2 LOT TW 41270 - Circa 1952-54 Korean War vintage. These were packed in boxes sealed with masking tape and had the lot information rubber stamped on the box instead of using a paper label. An interesting variation in U.S. military .30-06 packing methods. Full sealed box, excellent plus condition shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $30.00 (View Picture)

19054 20 CARTRIDGES TRACER CALIBER .30 M1- WW2 DENVER - Nice clean box of WW2 tracer ammunition with red tips, in full sealed box with green and yellow label. Made at Denver, headstamp probably DEN 43. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $65.00 (View Picture)

18313 WW2 .30 CARBINE AMMUNITION- WCC 4 - Extra nice clean 50 round box, of .30 Carbine, Ball, M1, lot WCC 6392 with WCC 4 headstamp indicating manufacture by the Western Cartridge Company (a part of Winchester) in 1944. As a way to save money and materials, old headstamp bunters with 43 dates had the “3” removed and the single “4” indicated 1944. (In 1955 a similar decision resulted in some ammo with just a “5” headstamp date.) Great for display with any WW2 M1 carbines. Will shrink wrap in plastic for display at no charge, if requested when you order. $45.00 (View Picture)

15943 20 CARTRIDGES DUMMY CALIBER .30 M2 FOR USE IN RIFLES - Ammunition Lot F.A.S-16, Frankford Arsenal- The M2 dummy was adopted about 1938 and continued in production sporadically until the early 1950s. These used a non-fluted case (a feature found on the earlier M1906 and later M40 dummies) and had one or more holes drilled in the case (usually three). Second class components were often used, and many were made using steel cases, such as these which were made with empty primer pockets. These are WW2 vintage, packed on 5 round stripper clips with FA 4 headstamp. We opened a box to show contents, but are selling these by the full sealed box of 20 rounds. Will shrink wrap in plastic if requested. $30.00 (View Picture)

14452 RARE 20 BALL CARTRIDGES CALIBER .30 PALMA MATCH (1925) - These are very scarce, made in small numbers for use in the famous Palma matches. Only 16 rounds remain in this box. Box suffers from some loss of the surface, but is mostly legible. Few collectors have ever even seen a Palma box. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $95.00 (View Picture)

14163 1939 NATIONAL MATCH .30-06- Lot of 20 rounds - Nice clean ammo with headstamp FA 39 NM in incorrect box. What you see is what you get. $15.00 (View Picture)

13538 FULL BOX BRITISH MILITARY .22 RIMFIRE AMMUNITION FOR .22 TRAINING RIFLES - The "Cartridge S.A. .22 inch Rimfire Mark 2". was approved at some date shortly after WW2, reflecting the shift to brass instead of copper cases, otherwise it was identical to the earlier Mark I which had been approved in 1915. That was the smokeless powder version of the original .22 Long Rifle cartridges which had been adopted in 1908 as "Cartridge .22 inch Rimfire No.2 (Mark I)". (The previous .22 caliber cartridge No. 1 was a special type for use in the Morris Aiming tubes.) This is a nice colorful box, holding 100 rounds instead of the customary American 50 round box, great for display with any of the British .22 caliber training rifles. I have several boxes and opened one to show contents. Others are unopened, but the glued on label may be broken across the box joint from handling. Will shrink wrap upon request. For all British ammo, we highly recommend the excellent site https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/ $22.00 (View Picture)

13272 20 CARTRIDGES, BALL FRANGIBLE, CALIBER .30 T44 - Lot LC 12234 with LC 45 headstamp- full sealed box, with T44 nomenclature still in use, as these were adopted and standardized as M22 a few weeks later. Frangible ammo used a bullet made of compressed bakelite and lead dust which would break up on impact with sheet metal of aircraft or vehicles, and could be used for practice against moving targets. I believe these are listed as an authorized item for use with rifles such as the M1903 and M1, but in practice they were mainly used in machine guns. Bullets have green and white tips. Have several boxes and all were arsenal repacked which involved use of masking tape to reseal some seams. Photo shows typical example although individual boxes may vary somewhat. These will look better if shrink wrapped in plastic for display, and we will be glad to do that at no cost if requested when ordering. $40.00 (View Picture)

12457 20 CARTRIDGES, CALIBER .30 MATCH M72- (1963 National Matches lot) - LOT LC 12205. Red and blue printing on while label with handsome eagle design on one side with 1963 MATCH Lake City Ordnance Plant. 1963 National Rifle & Pistol Matches printed on top flap. Full sealed extra clean box. Lake City began making the Match ammo in 1961, taking over from the traditional source at Frankford Arsenal. Getting hard to find the older Match ammo, especially in extra nice condition like this. $35.00 (View Picture)

10583 20 CARTRIDGES 5.56mm BALL M193 LOT WCC 6079- EARLY VIETNAM ISSUE - Headstamped WCC 64. This is very early production for the M16 rifle typical of the early issued in Vietnam. Great for a Vietnam display. Around this time there were problems getting the ammo into mass production and different types of powder were used, some of which were worse than others in fouling the finicky gas system of the M16 and creating an uproar over the reliability of the new weapon being given to troops in Vietnam. Most of the early ammo was used up during the war, but we were lucky to find a few boxes, nice a clean with original contents. Will shrink wrap in plastic if requested. Per box of 20 $20.00 (View Picture)

18851 RARE WW1 6.5mm JAPANESE ARISAKA STRIPPER CLIPS MADE FOR BRITISH OR RUSSIAN USE - The late Tony Edwards superb site on British ammunition has the following info at https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/-256-inch-arisaka- “In late 1914 and early 1915 Britain purchased 150,000 6.5mm Arisaka rifles and carbines from Japan to help alleviate the great shortage of rifles…. [About 50,000 rifles went to the Royal Navy, freeing up their Enfields for Army issue and the remainder were used for training and rear area guards.] The rifles were a mixture of Type 30 and Type 38 together with Type 38 carbines and a few Type 44 carbines. In British service the Type 30 rifle became the "Rifle Magazine .256 inch Pattern 1900", the Type 38 the "Rifle Magazine .256 inch Pattern 1907" and the Type 38 carbine the " Carbine Magazine .256 inch Pattern 1907". There seems to be no logic behind the Pattern dates as these do not correspond to the Japanese dates of 1897 and 1905 respectively. Together with the rifles the Japanese supplied ball ammunition and drill rounds together with 22 million sets of components that were loaded by Kings Norton Metal Company. This would have probably been sufficient for British needs had not the Russians, who had bought even larger numbers of Arisaka rifles and carbines from Japan, asked Britain to manufacture ammunition for them. This was agreed and from early 1916 Royal Laboratory and Kynoch supplied a total of 559 million rounds.” This is one of the Kynoch made stripper clips, identical to the WW1 and WW2 Japanese 6.5mm stripper clips except for the small KYNOCH marking, and could have been used by British forces, or even sent to the Russians. An interesting oddity. Have several if you need more than one. (Shipping on these will only be $1.00). $15.00 (View Picture)

22487 WW2 U.S. MILITARY .30-06 WOOD AMMO CRATE- ARMOR PIERCING, M2 8 RD CLIPS- BANDOLEERS - - FRANKFORD ARSENAL REPACKED AT CURTIS BAY ORDNANCE DEPOT MAY 1945 For 1344 cartridges in 8 round clips, bandoleers. Probably my favorite crate due to the varied markings and locations. This is unusual in being brown painted this late in the war, but probably circa 1944-45 where most boxes were left natural, but perhaps repainted over old markings when they repacked it. Curtis Bay Ordnance Depot is in Baltimore, next to the Coast Guard shipyard, and operated circa 1918-1950s under Army control, supplying ordnance material of all types. The repacking was likely taking ammo which had been shipped in cartons in 1943 and placing it in clips and bandoleers to meet current policy or as war reserve stocks. By this time they were using the symbol showing the 8 round clips for quick recognition. This was about half full when we got it, really nice clean stuff! On the back of the crate near the bottom stencil markings show it was part of a military assistance shipment to Peru, probably later surplused by them returned to the U.S by Interarmco or someone like that. This is complete with the original top, missing from most of the crates we see. Sometimes called the Model 1917 crate, these wooden ammo crates measuring about 9” x 18” x 16” tall (including the lid) were the standard for packing most U.S. military ammo from WW1 through the end of WW2 when they were replaced by lighter and handier “spam can” packing in smaller wooden crates and very soon thereafter by the ubiquitous metal .30 caliber or .50 caliber “ammo cans” still used today. While the M1917 crates were basically the same, they varied over the years with dovetailed or nailed construction, and marking on a natural background or the box painted varying shades of brown/drab before marking and the use at times of the colored stripes similar to those on the boxes. For .30 caliber crates the stripes were vertical, but for .50 caliber they were diagonal. Of course, every collector needs one of these to display with their WW1 or WW2 arms, and we truly obsessed collectors need an example of each of the different types of ammo (ball, AP, tracer, etc) and the crazy guys want one from every place that loaded ammo. $125.00 (View Picture)

20952 WW2 U.S. MILITARY .30-06 WOOD AMMO CRATE- FRANGIBLE, M22- LAKE CITY - For 1500 cartridges in 20 round cartons. This is probably circa 1944-45 where most boxes were left natural, but perhaps they wanted the non-combat frangible rounds to be distinctive. This is the only frangible crate I have ever seen, so we cannot compare with others. Overall good, but missing the lid, easily replaced with a piece of board or plywood with a couple of strips across the underside to fit into the opening of the crate. You can paint and stencil for authentic looks, or put a padded cushion on it for use as a seat in your gunroom or bivouac. Some oil stains inside on one end, and two small holes in the back where the screw posts were knocked out by Bubba. Sometimes called the Model 1917 crate, these wooden ammo crates measuring about 9” x 18” x 16” tall (including the lid) were the standard for packing most U.S. military ammo from WW1 through the end of WW2 when they were replaced by lighter and handier “spam can” packing in smaller wooden crates and very soon thereafter by the ubiquitous metal .30 caliber or .50 caliber “ammo cans” still used today. While the M1917 crates were basically the same, they varied over the years with dovetailed or nailed construction, and marking on a natural background or the box painted varying shades of brown/drab before marking and the use at times of the colored stripes similar to those on the boxes. For .30 caliber crates the stripes were vertical, but for .50 caliber they were diagonal. Of course, every collector needs one of these to display with their WW1 or WW2 arms, and we truly obsessed collectors need an example of each of the different types of ammo (ball, AP, tracer, etc) and the crazy guys want one from every place that loaded ammo. $65.00 (View Picture)

23227 11 x 59mm GRAS AMMUNITION- BRASS CASES AND LEAD BULLETS - Lot of 7 new made never loaded 11 x 59mm Gras brass cartridge cases with NDFS headstamp. Will take Boxer primers. Comes with 7 cast lead bullets if you want to assemble inert rounds for display or live ones to shoot. A couple of the bullets have small plier marks on them which might hurt accuracy but no problem for display rounds. The lot as shown in the photo for $15.00 (View Picture)

7735 BOX OF FINNISH 7.62 x54mmR AMMUNITION - Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. These had 15 rounds of 7.62x54mmR ammunition, and this one has something in it. I do not recall if it was just empty, fired brass cases, or if it was one or two clips of ammo. I shrink wrapped it be forgot to write down the contents, so assume it is fired cases, not ammo. Same style box used from WW2 onward, and date may be WW2, or the 091051 may be a date. Only thing I know for sure is the price is $15.00 (View Picture)

22186 MAYNARD TAPE PRIMER- TIN OF 10 ROLLS - In 1855 the Manynard Tape Primer system was adopted for U.S. military use, as well as for a few civilian arms. This seemed to be a major technological breakthrough to speed up the rate of fire. The locks of the arms were made with a recess to hold a roll of 50 primers on a rolled up paper roll, very similar to a kid’s cap gun caps. A mechanism in the lock would advance the roll of primers about ½ inch each time the hammer was cocked, placing a new dot of percussion priming compound over the nipple. This eliminated the need to dig around in a cap pouch for a single percussion cap and place it on the nipple of the barrel (assuming you did not drop it in the excitement of battle). The Maynard system was adopted for the Model 1855 Rifles, Rifle-Muskets, and Pistol-carbines, as well as on some Sharps Carbines, and 20,000 .69 caliber muskets were converted to percussion with new Maynard primer locks. However, the primers were somewhat subject to deterioration in wet weather (but nowhere near as degraded as trying to use a flintlock in similar circumstances), and the primer tapes proved to be not nearly as much of an advantage as initially believed, and the cost of the more complex lock mechanisms and the royalty payment to Dr. Maynard all combined to cause the concept to be dropped at the outbreak of the Civil War. This is one tin containing 10 rolls of original circa 1855-1861 Maynard Tape Primers. Each roll was individually wrapped in a brown paper and then ten rolls were placed in a lacquered iron tin with a removable cap. We opened one of these tins, but the caps are rusted in place on the others. The photo shows some of the rolls of primers from the tin we opened, with the rolls in pretty good condition, but the paper wrapper is pretty ratty. Price for ONE TIN of 10 rolls of original Maynard primers, with the cap rusted in place. $125.00 (View Picture)

16082 WINCHESTER .30 CARBINE BANDOLEER FOR 120 ROUNDS WRA 54 WITH 100 ROUNDS ON STRIPPER CLIPS - But, it is short 20 rounds, leaving it with 100 rounds in stripper clips. Go ahead and fill the missing rounds with other stuff if you like, or display as is, or shoot it up. Nice clean U.S. GI ammo as was being issued in Vietnam. $49.00 (View Picture)

18004 FULL SEALED BOX FRANKFORD ARSENAL .30-40 KRAG BLANKS CIRCA 1902 - Blue label, still sealed with contents intact. Faded ink stamp date on the top which we think is 1902, and the one box we opened had 1902 dated headstamps. Will shrink wrap in plastic if requested. Great for display with any of the Krag rifles or carbines. $35.00 (View Picture)

13540 20 CARTRIDGES, RIFLE & CARBINE, BLANK, MANUFACTURED AT FRANKFORD ARSENAL CIRCA 1882 - These were made in the 1880s, after the .50 caliber rifles were obsolete, and before the adoption of the .30 caliber Krags, so there was no “CALIBER .45” included on the label. Some blanks were purpose made, like these, with cases 1.85” long instead of the usual 2.10 inch length. Later, it seems that Frankford Arsenal switched to using rejected or recycled cases with assorted headstamps, but these were made with no headstamp at all. This is a full box with the blue label used to designate blank ammunition. Blanks were used for “sham battles” in training, for rendering salutes on holidays and at funerals, and to accustom horses to the sound of gunfire. Scarce item, shrink wrapped in clear plastic for display. $65.00 (View Picture)

13468 10 CTGS, 12 GAGE/ SHOTGUN PLASTIC CASE/ NO. 00 BUCKSHOT XM162 - Lot WCC 50-1, Olin Corp. printed on the brown kraft/foil overwrap. Kraft overwrap is sated 1974. Nice clean, full sealed box of the ammunition used in trench and riot guns during Vietnam and until the present. $49.00 (View Picture)

21710 20 CARTRIDGES, 7.62mm NATO, DUMMY M63, FRANKFORD ARSENAL LOT 4 - Very early box of the dummy 7.62 NATO cartridge with fluted cases and primer pocket without flash hole. What is surprising is that on the one box we opened, the headstamps were mixed, including FA + 55. FA + 56, and FA + 60, and since we did not check all the cartridges, there may be others as well. The box label is dated 1960, so it is likely that Frankford Arsenal took advantage of the order for dummy cartridges to use up all the odd lots of unfinished cases which had accumulated. This box has bee opened (deliberately or through rough handling and taped shut again, so we are not 100% these are the exact original contents, but believe so. Box as shown $30.00 (View Picture)

21695 .450 NITRO EXPRESS 3 ¼” SOFT POINT DANGEROUS GAME CARTRIDGE BY KYNOCH - Headstamp KYNOCH .450 this is the classic round introduced in 1898 by John Rigby for use in the finest English double rifle for the really BIG and DANGEROUS African game- elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, etc. These fire a 480 grain soft point bullet at about 2150 fps with a muzzle energy of 4,926 foot pounds. These rounds came from estate of an experienced African hunter. Impress your friends or fix your elephant problem with one of these babies! Price for one round $12.00 (View Picture)

21074 .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN “MA DEUCE” DUMMY CARTRIDGE (FA 4) - New old stock with FA 4 headstamp indicating manufacture at Frankford Arsenal in 1944. These are totally inert with holes in the case and an empty primer pocket with no flash hole for visual identification. These use steel cases with a corrosion resistant finish (some sort of zinc based Cromac type material which shows some storage scraped and an occasional rust speck or two. The .50 BMG was adopted in 1921 by the U.S. military and since then has been used continuously as the heavy machine gun in aircraft, on naval vessels, in armored vehicles and on tripods for ground use. Also known as the 12.7 x 99mm cartridges in the many other countries where John M. Browning’s invention is also used. Price for one unissued cartridge $6.00 (View Picture)

20876 120 ROUNDS KOREAN WAR VINTAGE .30 CARBINE AMMUNITION ON 10 ROUND STRIPPER CLIPS IN BANDOLEER - Nice, bright clean ammo in excellent condition bandoleers with clear stencil markings “CAL.. 30 CARBINE/ BALL M1/ 10 RD CLIPS RA5242” Headstamps are RA 52 on most, but we found some LC 52, so it looks like someone used a couple of clips and then replaced the ammo. All U.S. GI ammo, just the Lake City 52 ammo is not original to this bandoleer, but no one will ever know unless they checked the headstamps. (We almost missed it ourselves!) $85.00 (View Picture)

18849 20 Cartridges NATO 7.62mm, Dummy M63- (box is messed up but ammo perfect) - Full sealed box Lot LC12004, with headstamp + LC 60. Brass cased cartridges with fluted sides and undrilled flash hole, made for training and armorer function testing use. Cartridges are perfect, but the boxes have old tape sealing the box shut. Not much for display, and priced lower than a nice display box. $25.00 (View Picture)

18649 -20 CARTRIDGES, 7.62mm NATO, DUMMY M63, FRANKFORD ARSENAL LOT 4 - Very early box of the dummy 7.62 NATO cartridge with fluted cases and primer pocket without flash hole. What is surprising is that on the one box we opened, the headstamps were mixed, including FA + 55. FA + 56, and FA + 60, and since we did not check all the cartridges, there may be others as well. The box label is dated 1960, so it is likely that Frankford Arsenal took advantage of the order for dummy cartridges to use up all the odd lots of unfinished cases which had accumulated. This box has bee opened (deliberately or through rough handling and taped shut again, so we are not 100% these are the exact original contents, but believe so. Box as shown $35.00 (View Picture)

21528 U.S. MILITARY DUMMY CARTRIDGE SET .45 ACP to 20mm - One of each: .30-06 Dummy Model 1906 (fluted case); .30-06 Dummy M2 (holes in case); .30 Carbine Dummy M13 (no primer); 7.62mm Dummy M63 (fluted case); 5.56mm Dummy XM199 (fluted case); .50 Browning Machine Gun, Dummy M2 (holes in case), .45 ACP M21 (no primer); 20 x 110mmRB Oerlikon Dummy (holes in Case); and 20 x110mm Hispan-Suiza Dummy M18A3 (solid metal). $20.00 (View Picture)

13543 U.S. WW2 SEALED 5 ROUND PACKET OF CARTRIDGES, CARBINE GRENADE CAL..30 M6, FOR M1 CARBINE - The Caliber .30 Grenade Launching Cartridge M6 was used with the M8 grenade launcher. During WW2 it was usually packed in a small 5 round mini-boxes either heavily coated in wax, or sealed in a kraft-foil overwrapping. Several boxes would be included in a crate of rifle grenades, along with some .30-06 Grenade Launching Cartridges M3 for use in the M1903 or later M1 Garand rifles. This is a mint, unopened example of the 5 round kraft foil packet for the M1 carbine. Hard to find any more. Total of three available and lot numbers or markings may vary somewhat, but you will get one of the three packets shown. Price per packet of five rounds $40.00 (View Picture)

10882 DILLON 300 GRAIN LEAD BULLETS FOR .45-70 (BAG OF 250) - High quality factory product, lubed and sized, ready for loading. We just do not have time to reload ammo so might as well let someone else get some use out of them. Bag of 250 bullets $29.00 (View Picture)

18632 WINCHESTER AMMUNITION HANDBOOK- 1st EDITION 1950 - Overall about excellent condition except for a bit of wear on the top edge of the cover. Dated September 1950. $20.00 (View Picture)

14840 20 CARTRIDGES CALIBER .30 TRACER M25 (SL 53 - Adopted near the end of WW2, these were the standard tracer used in .30-06 caliber rifles and machine guns until the end of their service. This is a nice clean fresh box, taken from a sealed “spam can..” Made at the Saint Louis Ordnance Plant in 1953, these have non-corrosive primers. Nice clean rounds in sealed boxes, with the tips NOT sticking through. Will seal in plastic shrink wrap for display at no extra charge if requested. Hard to find. $45.00 (View Picture)

22678 Lot of 41 rounds military 7.62 NATO (.308) blanks in M13 links for M60 machine gun - What you see is what you get, live unfired rounds, fine to excellent condition, already linked. Great for a Vietnam era collection or display. Headstamp is LC 76. All 41 rounds with links for $25.00 (View Picture)

20655 10 SHELLS, SHOTGUN, PAPER, 12 GAGE NO. 6 CHILLED SHOT, - LOT WCC [ink stamped] 6150. Black printing on natural kraft color box. A scarce find for the military shotgun collector! Most collectors are familiar with the 12 GA shells with 00 Buck issued for guard duty or combat, or the No. 7 ½, 8 or 9 shot issued for training of aerial gunners. A few other sizes were procured in much smaller quantities. Hackley Woodin & Scranton list the No. 6 as “Hawk load” and there is also a nearly unknown No. 4 load (listed elsewhere in our catalog). Hawks were a serious threat to the Army’s still active use of trained pigeons to carry messages during WW2. We found a box of this for our collection years ago, and recently found another. Never opened, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $35.00 (View Picture)

14223 10 LINK, BELT, METALLIC, CAL .50 M9 for .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun - Full mint box of 10 links for the Browning .50 caliber machine guns. These were used with the .50 BMGs mounted in aircraft, vehicles and on tripod mounts by the infantry. New old stock, fresh from a sealed crate. SPECIAL- 10 boxes total 100 links for $40.00, or a single box of 10 links for only $5.00 (View Picture)

5748 20 WINCHESTER .303 BALL CARTRIDGES, RED LABEL, SYNCHRONIZED GUNS, RAF- 1941 DATED - Scarce “Battle of Britain” lend lease ammunition made in July 1941 during England’s darkest hours when heroic British pilots in their fighters armed largely with .303 caliber machine guns were able to keep the Luftwaffe at bay. This is an opened box, but full with the original contents. Headstamp W.R.A. 1941 .303. We have had several of the .30-06 caliber boxes made for RAF use, but this is the first of the .303 caliber boxes we have ever had. $65.00 (View Picture)

22062 U.S. Military Rifle Dummy Cartridge Set - One of each: .30-06 Dummy Model 1906 (fluted case); .30-06 Dummy M2 (holes in case); .30 Carbine Dummy M13 (no primer); 7.62mm Dummy M63 (fluted case); 5.56mm Dummy XM199 (fluted case); .50 Browning Machine Gun, Dummy M2 (holes in case) $12.00 (View Picture)

21068 20 Cartridges NATO 7.62mm, Dummy M63- (box is messed up but ammo perfect) - Full sealed box Lot LC12009, with headstamp + LC 60. Brass cased cartridges with fluted sides and undrilled flash hole, made for training and armorer function testing use. Cartridges are perfect, but the box is either opened, or has old tape on the box so it is not much for display, and priced lower than a nice display box. $25.00 (View Picture)

15876 20 Cartridges, Dummy, Caliber .30 M1906 for use in rifles - Ammunition lot FA S-130 Frankford Arsenal. These are probably the steel case dummies headtamped FA 4, but without opening the box cannot be sure. Hard to find these any more in the boxes. Full sealed box, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $45.00 (View Picture)

14725 20 Cartridges, Ball, Caliber .30 M2 by WINCHESTER during WW2 - Lot W.R.A. 23019. Full sealed box, probably WRA 45 headstamp, but since it is not open, we are not 100% sure. WW2 Winchester ammo is pretty hard to find, so we were glad to get this for you, even though the label has numerous discolored spots. Great for display with a Winchester made M1 Garand (even though the Army made no effort to match ammo makers with the maker of any particular weapons). Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $49.00 (View Picture)

14047 SCARCE BOX OF EARLY 7.62 x 51mm NATO- LOT LC 12019 - Full box with the seal mostly intact, but partially torn on one end. The M59 was the original 7.62MM NATO Ball cartridge only used for the first year or so of the M14 rifle service life. It had a mild steel-core bullet. It was replaced in 1959 with the M80 Ball cartridge, not because it was more expensive but because there was no need for two steel cored bullets. The M61 AP was good enough for any armored targets and could be used against personnel as well, if necessary. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $55.00 (View Picture)

13553 20 Cartridges, Ball, Caliber .30 M1 by Frankford Arsenal, in 5 round stripper clips - Lot F.A. 1782. Full sealed box, probably FA 34 or FA 35 headstamp, but since it is not open, we are not 100% sure. Although not mentioned on the label, this is packed in 5 round stripper clips, which could be used with the M1903 or M1917 rifle or for the M1918 BAR, and the M1 Garand had not yet been adopted. Nice bright colors and a top condition box, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $45.00 (View Picture)

13469 RARE- 1957 LAKE CITY .30-06 T291 MATCH AMMUNITION- CLIP OF 8 ROUNDS - The first post- WW2 match ammunition was loaded in 1957, with most work done at Frankford Arsenal, which has a FA headstamp. However, a small quantity was also loaded at Lake City Ammunition Plant with a MATCH LC 57 headstamp. Most of that was then shipped packed in 8 round clips for the M1 Garand, “bulk packed” in .30 caliber ammo cans, not packed in cartons. Lake City did not make any more match ammo until 1961, so this is a real oddity. This is one original clip of MATCH LC 57 ammunition in its original clip and cardboard sleeve. This one of a handful from the estate of a career Army ordnance officer involved with small arms ammunition. Great for the .30-06 cartridge collector or someone who likes to collect 1950s-60 match rifles and accessories. $20.00 (View Picture)

18964 50 DUMMY CARTRIDGES, CARBINE CAL. .30 M13 BY WINCHESTER (Empty Box)- Nice clean box, carefully opened to remove contents, then sealed in plastic for display. Great for a carbine display. Getting very hard to find, especially this eye catching version with red and black label and WINCHESTER logo. $25.00 (View Picture)

22938 BULLET MOLD-LEE SINGLE CAVITY .457 ROUND BALL - Not exactly sure what takes the .457 diameter round ball, but I am told that this is what the Ruger .44 caliber “New Army” uses, and they can also be used in the .45-70 trapdoors. In any case, this is a gently used Lee single cavity mold. $18.00 (View Picture)

21731 CIVIL WAR BURNSIDE CARBINE CARTRIDGE (REPLICA) - Exact replica loaded with 40 grains black powder and 380 grain lead bullet with a reusable turned brass case, so it is a live cartridge and must be treated as such. Nice for display without the risk of damaging a scarce and pricey original cartridge. $12.00 (View Picture)

21667 .470 NITRO EXPRESS CARTRIDGE FOR ELEPHANTS AND OTHER DANGEROUS GAME - Headstamp KYNOCH .470 this is the classic round introduced about 1907 and used in the finest English double rifles for the really BIG and DANGEROUS African game- elephants, tigers, rhinos, etc. Have several and headstamp KYNOCH .470 or KYNOCH .470 NITRO will be supplied at our option, although we will try to provide a specific one if you prefer.  This is a LARGE cartridge, shown in the photo with a .30-06 for comparison.  This is the classic round introduced about 1907 and used in the finest English double rifles for the really BIG and DANGEROUS African game- elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, etc.  These fire a 500 grain full jacketed bullet at about 2150 fps with a muzzle energy of 5140 foot pounds. These rounds came from estate of an experienced African hunter, and show some minor tarnish or scratches from being handled and carried.  Impress your friends or fix your elephant problem with these babies!  One live round as shown in the photo- $15.00 (View Picture)

20919 20 ROUND BOX OF .38-55 CARTRIDGES CIRCA 1890-1911 by UMC - Full box of 20 round of pretty nice condition .38-55-255 soft point jacketed bullet ammo. Box only mentions UMC, not Remington-UMC, so this was made before 1911, and probably no earlier than about 1890. Box has gotten damp and the cardboard strip on the bottom has come off, and the label is in the condition shown. Still okay for display, but not a great box. We will shrink wrap in plastic for display, with ammo inside, or will wrap the box only and ship the ammo loose so you can display both the box and the ammo- your choice. Unless requested otherwise, we will just ship the box unwrapped as shown. $35.00 (View Picture)

20786 20 CARTRIDGES CALIBER .30 MATCH M72- LC 62 MATCH- FULL SEALED BOX - Until 1962, Frankford Arsenal had been the source of all post-WW2 .30-06 Match ammunition. However, in 1962 that task was transferred to Lake City Ordnance Plant which continues to the present. This is a pristine full sealed box of “20 cartridges Caliber .30 Match , M72, LOT 12151” in the handsome box with the white label and large eagle and red and blue markings. Headstamp should be LC 62 MATCH. The M72 Match ammo was prized by competitive shooters, and snipers in Vietnam like Carlos Hathcock preferred Match ammo whenever it could be obtained. Will shrink warp in plastic for display if requested. $30.00 (View Picture)

20278 U.S. military flare- "Signal, Distress, 1 inch, Single Star, Red, M73" dated 1945 - Among the many different flare guns used by the U.S. military in WW2, most were 37mm, some were 12 Gage, and some were 1 inch. We have had a number of 37mm and 12 GA flares over the years, but this is the first time we have had any of the 1 inch flares. These are red stars, and have a 1945 date. Sold as collector item only, not warranted as safe to fire. One flare for $10.00 (View Picture)

20097 BUTTWEILER PRICES REALIZED 1985 AUCTIONS FOR COLLECTOR CARTRIDGES - Prices ’85- The results of collectors ammunition auctions for 1985, Robert T. Buttweiler auctions. Small booklet, with valuable info for cartridge collectors. Excellent condition. $5.00 (View Picture)

19940 U.S. 37MM FLARE GUN FLARE AN-M44A2 (SINGLE STAR- YELLOW) - Officially the “Signal, illumination, aircraft, single star (yellow) M44A2: these are the flares used in the 37mm Flare guns such as the AN-M8 type and several others. The flares were made in several styles- single star, multiple starts, and colors (white, yellow, red or green) for different signal purposes. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic round, not explosive, but is hazardous if fired over dry brush. 10-1965 dates, so it is Vietnam era, but other than the date, it is identical to the same item issued during WW2. One round, live. $49.00 (View Picture)

19920 U.S. 37MM FLARE GUN FLARE AN-M44A2 (SINGLE STAR- YELLOW) - Officially the “Signal, illumination, aircraft, single star (yellow) M44A2: these are the flares used in the 37mm Flare guns such as the AN-M8 type and several others. The flares were made in several styles- single star, multiple starts, and colors (white, yellow, red or green) for different signal purposes. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic round, not explosive, but is hazardous if fired over dry brush. 10-1965 dates, so it is Vietnam era, but other than the date, it is identical to the same item issued during WW2. One round, live. $49.00 (View Picture)

19842 6mm Lee Navy- Remington UMC (empty box) - Circa 1898-1915 two piece box with dirty and scuffed label text including “For Remington Lee Military and Sporting and Lee Straight Pull Rifles.” This was for ammunition with soft pointed bullets but is very similar to what boxes for military ball ammunition from Remington would have looked like. Not a perfect box, but it is complete and legible. Wood dowels placed inside for proper spacing of the upper section of the box, and it has been shrink wrapped in plastic after being photographed, so it will look good for display. Hard to find ANY 6mm Lee Navy ammo or boxes. Empty bos as shown in the photos for $45.00 (View Picture)

19720 ROUND BALL TO RIMFIRE: PART 4 - A HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION - PART TWO - SIGNED By the Author – 8.5” x 11” hardbound, 328 pages - This is the first (of an esitmated three) volumes to cover Confederate ammunition. The text sets the stage for the organization of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau and the emergence of Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, who was one of the few federal ordnance officers to resign his post and join with the "rebellion." But, Gorgas could not run the Bureau alone, and the addition of John W. Mallet to his staff as Superintendent of Laboratories in the spring of 1862, was destined to bring order out of the chaos amid frenzied demands for small arms ammunition. Includes examples of over 650 specimens of Confederate bullets and cartridges, in addition to bullet moulds and numerous other illustrations. Dean Thomas does wonderful research and writing and these volumes are the definitive coverage of the subject. $50.00 (View Picture)

19384 WW1 5 ROUND BRASS STRIPPER CLIPS FOR M1903, M1917 AND BAR (LOT OF 12) - .30-06 ammunition for the M1903, and M1917 rifles and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was issued in five round stripper clips, packed 12 to a bandoleer (total of 60 rounds). During WW1 the clips ere made from brass, but during WW2 they used steel for the clips (with either steel or brass spring). These were intended as one time use items to be thrown away after stripping their five rounds into the rifle. These are used VG-fine condition, but most will have one of the tiny metal tabs at the end of the spring broken off (and a few may have them broken at both ends). It is easy to make the clips function well again by slightly pinching the ends of the clip with a pair of pliers to provide enough tension to keep the rounds from slipping out accidentally. This is a lot of 12 WW1 brass five round stripper clips, enough to refill one bandoleer. $24.00 (View Picture)

19264 WW2 5 ROUND STEEL STRIPPER CLIPS FOR M1903, M1917 AND BAR (LOT OF 12) - .30-06 ammunition for the M1903, 1903A3, and M1917 rifles and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was issued in five round stripper clips, packed 12 to a bandoleer (total of 60 rounds). During WW1 the clips ere made from brass, but during WW2 they used steel for the clips (with either steel or brass spring). These were intended as one time use items to be thrown away after stripping their five rounds into the rifle. These are used VG-fine condition, but most will have one of the tiny metal tabs at the end of the spring broken off (and a dw may have them broken at both ends). It is easy to make the clips function well again by slightly pinching the ends of the clip with a pair of pliers to provide enough tension to kep the rounds from slipping out accidentally. This is a lot of 12 WW2 steel five round stripper clips, enough to refill one bandoleer. $18.00 (View Picture)

19106 WW2 U.S. NAVY 20MM OERLIKON (20 X 110MM RB[REBATED]) DUMMY DRILL CARTRIDGE - This cartridge was used in the thousands of 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted aboard nearly every type of Navy ship in WW2. The fired cases are unique as the gun begins to recoil while the case is still being extracted, blowing the neck diameter out to nearly the diameter of the body. They are also nearly unique in their having a rim diameter much smaller (or "rebated") than the base of the case. Two fired, empty, INERT cases The U.S. Navy adopted the 20mm Oerlikon guns shortly before WW2 to replace the .50 caliber machine guns previously used for close in anti-aircraft use. By the end of the war about 125,000 of the guns had been made in the U.S. mainly for use aboard ships. Beginning in 1943 the 40mm Bofors began to replace the 20mm Oerlikons with even greater range and stopping power and all were removed from the fleet by the mid-1950s.. Between December 1941 and September 1944, 32% of all Japanese aircraft downed by the USN were credited to the Oerlikons, with the high point being 48.3% for the second half of 1942. The Oerlikon rounds are easily spotted by their distinctive “rebated” rim which is smaller than the case diameter. These dummy cartridges were made for training use, and feature a regular case with three holes drilled in it, and a regular (bur empty) projectile which is silver soldered to the neck to withstand harsh use. The manufacturing process leave tiny splashes of flux on some of the cases which has caused some mild corrosion, and some of the brown paint on the projectiles may have chipped or flaked off. Most of these are still in the original cardboard shipping sleeves, never issued. Special quantity price for volume purchasers is 10 rounds for $40.00, but single rounds are $5.00 (View Picture)

17101 RARE .58 CALIBER GATLING GUN SHORT RIMFIRE CARTRIDGE- FIRST U.S. MACHINE GUN CARTRIDGE - The first machine guns were Richard J. Gatling’s hand cranked guns, the Model 1862. These set the basic pattern for general mechanics of the Gatling gun, but the ammunition was troublesome with separate cylindrical steel chambers bored out at the front to be loaded with standard .58 caliber rifle musket paper cartridges, and the rear of the chamber had a nipple for a percussion cap. Essentially, the chamber became a primitive form of a metallic cartridge. However, reloading the chambers in the field was tedious and slow, greatly reducing the effectiveness of the Gatling gun for any sort of sustained fire. The next step in the evolution was to modify the chambers by boring them all the way through and modify the strikers to hit the edge instead of the center where the nipples had been. This allowed use of a rimfire cartridge loaded into the chambers for much quicker reloading and sustained fire. Since the barrels were .58 caliber, the same 60 grain powder charge and bullet previously used were adopted for the rimfire cartridge for these guns. This was the origin of the .58 caliber Gatling gun cartridges. The .58 caliber Gatling cartridges were basically experimental, as the Civil War ended about the time they were proven to be successful, and the Army switched to .50-70 caliber center fire cartridges for their rifles. For the sake of uniformity the settle on that caliber for Gatling guns as well. By this time Gatling had modified his design to eliminate the separate chambers so that the guns fed the .50-70 cartridges directly into the barrels and extracted the cases at the end of the cycle. Thus the .58 rimfire Gatling cartridge had a very brief career, making them extremely scarce. This .58 Short Gatling is sometimes called the “.58 Mountain Gun Gatling” but origin of that name is unclear. Subsequently Gatling guns were made in .50-70, .45-70, .30-40, and .30-06 caliber and even 1 inch caliber for U.S. military use. Reportedly they were made in 29 different calibers for 25 different countries over their 56 year history. By WW1 the hand cranked Gatling was obsolete, but in 1947 an experiment hooking an electric motor to an old Gatling gun produced rates of fire around 4,000-6,000 rounds per minutes. The “new” Gatling guns included the 20mm Vulcan used in fighter jets to the 7.62mm “Mini-guns” in helicopters and even an experimental 37mm anti-aircraft gun. While the .58 Gatling has an important role in U.S. military arms history, it would be an interesting challenge to get an example of every different caliber cartridge ever used in Gatling guns. This round is from the estate of Colonel B.R. Lewis, a former Commanding Officer of Frankford Arsenal, and later author of the highly respected “Small Arms and Ammunition in the United States Service.” Price for one original .58 Gatling short rimfire cartridge in excellent condition- $135.00 (View Picture)

17827 "50 Eley Smokeless Cartridges, .32 and .30 inch and 7.65mm - adapted to the Webley & Scott, Colt, & Browning Automatic Pistols.” Two piece box with upper half in pretty good shape except for scuffing and edge wear. However, all the label pieces are missing from the lower half. It will still display okay. It has about 20 mixed rounds of .32 ACP ammo in the box, few if any from Eley, but they come with the box, or we can dump those and just ship the box and save a little on shipping. Uncommon box, especially nice to go with a Webley & Scott auto pistol. $20.00 (View Picture)

16653 REMINGTON .30 SPRINGFIELD (1906) BLANK (FULL BOX) - Two piece box, circa 1933-1940 with dog bone logo and red/blue printing. REM-UMC 30-06 headstamp on the cartridges with paper bullets. Nice clean box with all 20 original rounds. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display and looks better now than in the photo. $35.00 (View Picture)

16652 REMINGTON .30 SPRINGFIELD (1906) BLANK (EMPTY BOX) - Two piece box, circa 1933-1940 with dog bone logo plus the DuPont logo, and red/blue printing. Nice clean box but empty. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display and looks better now than in the photo. $18.00 (View Picture)

16096 FULL BOX 20 ROUNDS WINCHESTER MADE .25-25 STEVENS SOFT POINT - Two piece box with orange label. Label is somewhat scuffed and dirty, but a very scarce caliber. Contents generally excellent with some oxidation on the heads, domed primers. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $195.00 (View Picture)

15979 WINCHESTER 7.62 RUSSIAN BOX WITH 14 ROUNDS - Hard to find caliber. Box is pretty ratty and has been restored and taped up for display. Both end flaps missing. Includes 14 rounds of WRA Co. 7.62 x 54mmR ammunition, but probably not original to this box. Great for display with one of the M1895 Russian contract rifles. (And that was what the previous owner did with it!). Probably dates to the late 1920s or 1930s as it has the Staynless primers mentioned on the blue-red-yellow box. $25.00 (View Picture)

14608 50 WINCHESTER No. 38 RIFLE CARTRIDGES (.38 CALIBER LONG RIMFIRE) - A nice clean, full SEALED box. The lousy Saran Wrap job was replaced with crystal clear heat shrink wrap for better protection and appearance after the photo was taken, but the black printing is still a little lighter than we would like. No label date codes, so this probably is prior to 1900, but sometime after 1871 as the label mentions Stetson’s patent of that date. Best guess is 1880s to 1890s vintage. This is a black powder load (green label) and would be a great companion in a display of any rifle in .38 Long Rimfire caliber. $175.00 (View Picture)

6081 .30-06 BLANKS- ATTENTION VETERANS GROUPS - G.I. M1909 Blanks- headstamps vary (as they were usually made using fired cases) but dates indicate these should be non-corrosive. These are getting scarce. I have a very limited supply, and will donate 100-200 rounds to any veterans group needing these for funeral salutes, and will even pay shipping. I know the reenactors would love to have these, but rather than making a few bucks supplying them, I am honored to do a small bit to provide a final salute to our veterans. (NOTE: If you have .30-06 blanks you would like to donate, please email us and I will forward requests when my supply is exhausted.)



U.S. Military Cartridges 1865-1965 (Boxes & Bandoleers.some single rounds and miscellaneous ammunition related items)

U.S Military Rifle & Carbine Ammunition

21822 Dummy Cartridge, 7.62mm, M172, linked for M60 or M240 Machine Guns - Lot of 50 cartridges in M13 links, suitable for use in either the M60 or M240 machine guns. These are purpose made dummy cartridges with blind primer pockets. Headstamp LC 89 and blackened overall. Mint unissued, not the usual scraped and scratched and dented used examples. DODIC code A159. This is a belt of 50 cartridges, what you see is what you get. $75.00 (View Picture)

18546 20 Cal. 30 Guard Cartridges Model of 1906 (1918 dated empty box) - Nice clean box that was carefully opened and the contents removed. Box has been wrapped in plastic for display. Loading date November 13, 1918 stamped on top of the box. Empty box only. $18.00 (View Picture)

17934 50 WINCHESTER DUMMY CARTRIDGES CARBINE CAL..30 M1 - Full sealed box.Black and red printed label. Will shrink wrap in plastic for display at no extra charge if requested. $125.00 (View Picture)

23330 .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN “MA DEUCE” DUMMY CARTRIDGE - Mint unissued with LC 87 headstamp indicating manufacture at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in 1987. These are totally inert with holes in the case and an empty primer pocket with no flash hole for visual identification. The .50 BMG was adopted in 1921 by the U.S. military and since then has been used continuously as the heavy machine gun in aircraft, on naval vessels, in armored vehicles and on tripods for ground use. Also known as the 12.7 x 99mm cartridges in the many other countries where John M. Browning’s invention is also used. Price for one unissued cartridge $5.00 (View Picture)

23259 FULL SEALED BOX 20 ROUNDS .30-40 KRAG BLANKS - 20 Cartridges Blank Caliber .30 (1898) M3 Ammunition lot RA [ink stamped 60 37]. Full box, sealed, with light blue strip on the label. These are 1930s or WW2 era production, probably intended for use in military funerals by veterans groups. Nice clean sealed box $20.00 (View Picture)

23184 WW2 U.S. NAVY "20 Caliber .45 Blank Cartridges for Line Throwing - Gun/ Contract No. W-849-ORD-2901, Western Cartridge Co. Lot 6287" in black on front of white box. Box also has ink stamped date 3-29-44. Headstamp "WCC 45-70 MK1 1944" Nice clean full box, great for display with one of the several types of .45-70 line throwing guns used by the U.S. Navy. $49.00 (View Picture)

23257 LOT OF 105 ROUNDS MILITARY .30-40 KRAG BLANKS- CHEAP! - These are regulation M3 blanks made by Remington under military contract in 1930's, mainly for ceremonial use, including veterans groups. These have a cannelure with a cardboard wad secured bu a roll crimp, basically the Model 1909 style blank but made using Krag cases. $50.00 (View Picture)

23012 WW2 .50 BROWNING MACHINE GUN DUMMY CARTRIDGES- LOT OF 5 - Original WW2 manufacture military dummy cartridge for the .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun which was used in most combat aircraft, tanks, and as an infantry weapon, and even on many ships and small craft. Made at Frankford Arsenal specifically as dummy ammunition with the primer pocket never drilled, and holes drilled in the side of the case for identification. These used steel cases with a zinc based anti-corrosion coating. Used excellent, but some may have some stain or corrosion spots. Lot of five loose rounds. $10.00 (View Picture)

19901 50 CARTRIDGES, CALIBER .30 CARBINE DUMMY M1 (EMPTY BOX) - Nice clean box by Winchester with red and black printing on the label. Excellent condition- shrink wrapped in plastic for display. Empty box only. $25.00 (View Picture)

20458 20 CARTRIDGES, BALL, CALIBER .30 M2 BY WINCHESTER - Full sealed box. Headstamp is WRA 45, made I 1945. Winchester made ammo seems to be far less common than that from other WW2 contracts. Nice for display to show a box from each of the makers, or for display with a Winchester made Garand or Carbine. $35.00 (View Picture)

21598 U.S. WW2 SEALED 5 ROUND BOX OF CARTRIDGES, CARBINE GRENADE CAL..30 M6, FOR M1 CARBINE - The Caliber .30 Grenade Launching Cartridge M6 was used with the M8 grenade launcher. During WW2 it was usually packed in these small 5 round mini-boxes heavily coated in wax. Several boxes would be included in a crate of rifle grenades, along with some .30-06 Grenade Launching Cartridges M3 for use in the M1903 or later M1 Garand rifles. This is a mint, unopened example of the 5 round box for the M1 carbine, heavily coated in wax. Hard to find any more. $45.00 (View Picture)

22714 .50 BMG DUMMY CARTRIDGE FA 41 - Early date cartridge which was arsenal reloaded as a dummy. $6.00 (View Picture)

22879 .30 CARBINE TRACER M27 AMMUNITION- STRIPPER CLIIP OF 10 ROUNDS - Headstamped LC 52, this is genuine U.S. military tracer ammunition for the M1 Carbine. Full stripper clip of 10 rounds as shown in the photos. Cannot be shipped to states that restrict possession of tracer ammunition, or place run by idiots who require special licenses for buyers or sellers. $20.00 (View Picture)

17283 20 CARTRIDGES 5.56MM DUMMY XM199 - Lot LC-12003 with headstamp LC 69. Nice clean full sealed box. Nice for a Vietnam era display. Will shrink wrap in plastic at no extra charge if requested. $12.00 (View Picture)

19384 WW1 5 ROUND BRASS STRIPPER CLIPS FOR M1903, M1917 AND BAR (LOT OF 12) - .30-06 ammunition for the M1903, and M1917 rifles and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was issued in five round stripper clips, packed 12 to a bandoleer (total of 60 rounds). During WW1 the clips ere made from brass, but during WW2 they used steel for the clips (with either steel or brass spring). These were intended as one time use items to be thrown away after stripping their five rounds into the rifle. These are used VG-fine condition, but most will have one of the tiny metal tabs at the end of the spring broken off (and a few may have them broken at both ends). It is easy to make the clips function well again by slightly pinching the ends of the clip with a pair of pliers to provide enough tension to keep the rounds from slipping out accidentally. This is a lot of 12 WW1 brass five round stripper clips, enough to refill one bandoleer. $24.00 (View Picture)

19264 WW2 5 ROUND STEEL STRIPPER CLIPS FOR M1903, M1917 AND BAR (LOT OF 12) - .30-06 ammunition for the M1903, 1903A3, and M1917 rifles and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was issued in five round stripper clips, packed 12 to a bandoleer (total of 60 rounds). During WW1 the clips ere made from brass, but during WW2 they used steel for the clips (with either steel or brass spring). These were intended as one time use items to be thrown away after stripping their five rounds into the rifle. These are used VG-fine condition, but most will have one of the tiny metal tabs at the end of the spring broken off (and a dw may have them broken at both ends). It is easy to make the clips function well again by slightly pinching the ends of the clip with a pair of pliers to provide enough tension to kep the rounds from slipping out accidentally. This is a lot of 12 WW2 steel five round stripper clips, enough to refill one bandoleer. $18.00 (View Picture)

6081 .30-06 BLANKS- ATTENTION VETERANS GROUPS - G.I. M1909 Blanks- headstamps vary (as they were usually made using fired cases) but dates indicate these should be non-corrosive. These are getting scarce. I have a very limited supply, and will donate 100-200 rounds to any veterans group needing these for funeral salutes, and will even pay shipping. I know the reenactors would love to have these, but rather than making a few bucks supplying them, I am honored to do a small bit to provide a final salute to our veterans. (NOTE: If you have .30-06 blanks you would like to donate, please email us and I will forward requests when my supply is exhausted.)

19204 SCARCE EARLY BOX 1957 .30-06 MATCH T291- LOT 4 - This is a full sealed box of this scarce early match ammunition, 1957 being the year they reintroduced .30-06 match ammunition at Frankford Arsenal. It is unusual in that the white label with red and blue printing has an additional small label glued on the front covering the sections where technical details appear, and faintly visible under the overlabel. This appears to be a change to the format as they transitioned from basically experimental loadings to a regular production type, although it still has the T291 designation. This box has some condition problems from improper storage where insects got into the wooden box it was stored in, and feasted on the glue and label material. I had four boxes of this ammo, all in basically the same condition, so the insect damaged area locations may vary from that in the photo, but overall they are all the same condition. Price per one box- $35.00 (View Picture)

18808 20 Cartridges Ball, Caliber .30 M1- Frankford Arsenal repacked at Twin Cities (lot of 2 boxes) - One box is lot FA 49300 and is a nice clean full sealed box, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. The other box is an empty box, but lot number is 49301, consecutive with the first box, so we are selling them together. Apparently Twin Cities replaced a bunch of old Frankford Arsenal Ball M1 ammunition circa 1964, most likely for war reserve stocks, or possible sale by DCM, or perhaps for foreign aid shipments. Most of it was FA 39 headstamped, but we are not sure if that is the case with the sealed box or not. The boxes used were recycled, as they have tracer or AP labels under the new repacked label. One full and one empty box for $30.00 (View Picture)

18802 RARE FULL BOX FRANKFORD ARSENAL 1938 PALMA MATCH .30-06 CARTRIDGES - Frankford Arsenal continuously tinkered with their loads striving for optimum accuracy, especially with the elite Palma match ammo. After minor changes from 1932 through 1936, the 1938 loading used high pressure test cases headstamped FA 38P and uncrimped tinned primers. A thin lead collar was used to secure the primer in place. The 172 grain M1 style bullet was used, a few were tinned, but most were just the plain gilding metal jacket types. This is an original full sealed box, shrink wrapped in plastic for display. The contents are starting to leak the greenish exudite which is staining the label and box, but when was the last time you saw one of these in any condition? $95.00 (View Picture)

18773 20 Cartridges, REFERENCE, Caliber .30 DWG NO. C8595416 (Empty box) - with Lake City Army Ammunition Plant lot number. Circa 1966- this is the exact box shown in Chris Punnett’s “.30-06” book on page 268. Reference cartridges were made to extremely close tolerances and used as the standard against which other ammunition is compared during test or inspection. Neatly opened to remove contents and shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $20.00 (View Picture)

18707 SCARCE BOX- 1954 PALMA MATCH- 20 CARTRIDGES BALL CAL..30 - Very scarce full sealed box of Palma Match Ammo for 1954. Box is full, sealed and in excellent condition with markings as shown in the photo. Sealed in plastic for display. This ammo was made specifically for use in the Palma matches. The "National Matches" at Camp Perry were resumed in 1954 after being suspended since WW2, and Frankford Arsenal had not yet begun to make special "National Match: ammunition, so they used regular M2 Ball ammunition made by Twin Cities (Lot 41279) for the 1954 National Matches. $85.00 (View Picture)

17451 50 DUMMY CARTRIDGES, CARBINE CAL. .30 M13 BY WINCHESTER - Nice clean full sealed box, sealed in plastic for display. Headstamp probably WRA 43 as bottom of box has 1942 manufacture date. Great for a carbine display. I will include a loose dummy carbine cartridge if desired, but not certain it is an exact match for the contents since the box is still sealed. Most used steel cases, some with holes in the side, some without and some had the primer hole drilled, and others did not. $135.00 (View Picture)

17402 50 CARTRIDGES, BALL, CALIBER .38 SPECIAL M41 (RA 62) - White box with black lettering, loaded by Remington lot number 5308 with headstamp RA 62. This is Vietnam era issue for use with the S&W Victory Model revolvers carried by USN and USMC pilots, and also for security forces. Nice clean full box fresh from an original can. $25.00 (View Picture)

17269 20 CARTRIDGES CALIBER .30 MATCH M72, 1962 - Nice clean full sealed box. Great for display with a National Match rifle of the period. Has been shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $30.00 (View Picture)

16659 REMINGTON .30-06 PALMA MATCH 180 GRAIN CIRCA 1950 - Full original box in about excellent condition. Wrapped in plastic for display. Nice to go with a classic target rifle in .30-06 such as a Winchester Model 70 or even the M1 Garand. $40.00 (View Picture)

16679 20 CARTRIDGES, CALIBER .30 MATCH M72 (1966 WHITE BOX) - LOT LC 12232. Red and blue printing on while label with handsome eagle design on one side with 1966 MATCH Lake City Ordnance Plant. Full sealed box wrapped in plastic for display. This is the stuff that was used by snipers in Vietnam, when they could get it, such as Carlos Hathcock and others before adoption of the 7.62mm rifles for the sniping role. Getting hard to find the older Match ammo. $25.00 (View Picture)

16645 FULL SEALED BOX 20 ROUNDS .30-06 BALL M2 (TAN BOX) - Lot TW- 41269 in brown box with black printing. This is probably circa 1954-55, based on the style of the box, and probably headstamped TW 54 or TW 5. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display $20.00 (View Picture)

16275 Full sealed box 20 Rounds .30-06 Ball M2 (tan box) - Lot TW- 41263 in brown box with black printing. This is probably circa 1954-55 based on the style of the box. Will shrink wrap in plastic for no extra charge. $20.00 (View Picture)

15926 50 CARTRIDGES, CARBINE GRENADE [LAUNCHING] CAL..30 M6 - Full Sealed box of Lake City 1943 vintage ammo as used with the M8 grenade launcher. Fairly scarce stuff. Headstamp LC 43 with the rose petal crimp. These were also authorized for use as regular "blanks" with the carbine. Will include a loose round to show contents. $65.00 (View Picture)

7876 20 CARTRIDGES, CALIBER .30 MATCH M72 (1967 WHITE BOX) - LOT LC 12245. Red and blue printing on while label with handsome eagle design on one side with 1967 MATCH Lake City Ordnance Plant. Full sealed box wrapped in plastic for display. This is the stuff that was used by snipers in Vietnam, when they could get it, such as Carlos Hathcock and others before adoption of the 7.62mm rifles for the sniping role. Getting hard to find the older Match ammo. $25.00 (View Picture)

8662 50 CARTRIDGES, CARBINE GRENADE CAL..30 M6 - Full Sealed box of Lake City 1944 vintage ammo as used with the M8 grenade launcher. Fairly scarce stuff. Will include a loose round to show contents. $65.00 (View Picture)

7185 M1 GARAND 7.62MM (MK2 MOD 0 OR MK 2 MOD 1) BANDOLEER KIT - M1 GARAND 7.62MM (MK2 MOD 0 OR MK 2 MOD 1) BANDOLEER KIT Very scarce item issued only for the Navy's Mark 2 rifles which were M1 Garands converted to fire 7.62mm ammunition. This is what was left over after some idiot used up the ammo. Bandoleer with stenciled markings NATO 7.62MM/ BALL M80/ 8 RD CLIP/ LOT LC 12179. Also, six of the correct clips (used once!) and six cardboard inserts. (Photo shows typical example but with different lot number). $29.00 (View Picture)

14340 M1 GARAND 7.62MM (MK2 MOD 0 OR MK 2 MOD 1) BANDOLEER KIT - Very scarce item issued only for the Navy's Mark 2 rifles which were M1 Garands converted to fire 7.62mm ammunition. This is what was left over after some idiot used up the ammo. Bandoleer with stenciled markings NATO 7.62MM/ BALL M80/ 8 RD CLIP/ LOT LC 12638. Also, six of the correct clips (used once!) and six cardboard inserts. (Photo shows typical example but with different lot number). $29.00 (View Picture)

13852 Full bandoleer of 7.62 ammo in 8 round clips for converted M1 Garands - Very scarce stuff. This is an original full 48 round bandoleer (with maker name and 1965 date on the back) and stenciled “7.62MM, NATO/ BALL M80/ 8 RD CLIPS/ LOT LC 12694” on the front. Ammo is LC 66. The Navy was the only service to issue the M1 conversions to 7.62mm, and needed ammo packed in 8 round clips/bandoleers for issue to landing parties or security teams. I have only seen a few dozen bandoleers of this stuff in the last 20 years, along with a few of the empty bandoleers. Essential for display with one of the Rifle, 7.62mm Mark 2 Mod 0 or Mark 2 Mod 1, if you are lucky enough to have on in your collection. Nice clean stuff. I have several of these, but one is missing the cardobard inserts- deduct $10.00 from price for that one. Photo also shows example of a .30-06 clip and the 7.62mm clip for comparison. $110.00 (View Picture)

13466 VIETNAM ERA BANDOLEER OF 7.62 NATO AMMO FOR M14 RIFLES - Full bandoleer of 60 rounds on five round stripper clips in green cotton bandollers with lot number etc stenciled on them, and includes the stripper clip guide. Headstamp LC 69 [NATO symbol]. Seldom seen Vietnam era item. $75.00 (View Picture)

10291 1956 INTERNATIONAL MATCH- FULL BOX - 20 Cartridges, 7.62mm, Ball, T275, 172 gr. B.T. Bullet, International Match, Primer FA26, VEL 2440, Powder IMR 4895, Lot FA-2, Sublot K, Frankford Arsenal on one side in blue on white label. Other side has label with large red white and blue shield with yellow border and lettering INTERNATIONAL MATCH with 19 and 56 on either side. FRANKFORD ARSENAL at bottom. Cartridges have green primer seal, headstamp is [NATO symbol] FA 56. Each box has 4.5" x 4.5" paper showing target results on test target at 300 yards.(about 2.75" diameter- not bad!). Box has been opened, but is now sealed in plastic and displays as if unopened. Printed side of box is fairly dirty from contact with waterproofing liner in storage can, but colorful side displays nicely. Box is full, but has been neatly opened. $40.00 (View Picture)

11855 20 CALIBER .30 RIFLE & CARBINE SHELLS MODEL 1898 (PRIMED) - Small size box, used especially for packing cases to be sued for reloading ammunition, presumably at the unit level. The cases are salvaged cases with mixed headstamps, most having a line across them (to designation previously fired cases). We have had a couple of the empty boxes before, but these are the first we have found with the primed cases still there. Ink stamped date on top of box looks like 1908. $25.00 (View Picture)

10676 .30-40 KRAG BLANKS, FRANKFORD ARSENAL, - Paper Bullet. Full sealed box of 20 rounds, packing date 1905, "Made from fired cases" with blue paper label. Nice for display with your Krag rifles. Will include loose single round with the box to show contents- tinned case and white paper bullet. $29.00 (View Picture)

10581 20 CARTRIDGES, BALL CALIBER .30 M2 ALTERNATIVE (SL 43) - Nice clean box, sealed in plastic for display. This is early WW2 type packing with the label with black printing and the traditional red stripe. SL (St. Louis Ordnance Plant) was one of the larger ammo makers during WW2 and continued in operation well into the 1950s. $20.00 (View Picture)

10286 WINCHESTER .45-55-405 AMMUNITION FOR TRAPDOR CARBINE - Made under military contract circa 1898. Full sealed box. Sometimes ammo from that period has ballistics info or loading data rubber stamped on the label, but these do not, and I do not have an open one to see what the headstamp is. Theya re "reloading" and probably tinned cases, so made after 1885. Exceptionally nice clean box, great for dislay with your trapdoor carbine. $175.00 (View Picture)

9520 1956 INTERNATIONAL MATCH- FULL BOX - 20 Cartridges, 7.62mm, Ball, T275, 172 gr. B.T. Bullet, International Match, Primer FA26, VEL 2440, Powder IMR 4895, Lot FA-2, Sublot K, Frankford Arsenal on one side in blue on white label. Other side has label with large red white and blue shield with yellow border and lettering INTERNATIONAL MATCH with 19 and 56 on either side. FRANKFORD ARSENAL at bottom. Cartridges have green primer seal, headstamp is [NATO symbol] FA 56. Each box has 4.5" x 4.5" paper showing target results on test target at 300 yards.(about 2.75" diameter- not bad!). Box has been opened, but is now sealed in plastic and displays as if unopened. Portions of bax are dirty, and will vary fromthat shown inthe photos, but typical box shown here. $49.00 (View Picture)

9349 LOT- 3 BOXES (60 RDS) .30-06 BLANKS M1909 - Loaded in 1920, so corrosive primed and not guaranteed to fire. Packed on stripper clips, so you get a dozen WW1 brass stripper clips at no extra charge. Two boxes have the sealing labels opened, and other one is a bit rough. The lot for $35.00 (View Picture)

7395 UNOPENED 60 ROUND KRAG BANDOLEER, FA 1907 - Khaki cotton stenciled on the front "60 Ball Cartridges, Model of 1898, Frankford Arsenal, Rifle Velocity at 55 feet, 1966 feet, Jun 22 1907" (Dates vary April or June 1907) Bandoleer is in excellent condition, with just a bit of storage soiling. Ammo unknown condition but not being sold as shooting ammo anyway. Ammo in one that I opened is bright and shiny but many have split necks. Headstamps F A [month 3,4,5,6] 07.) These have the tops of the pockets sewn shut with a cloth pull tab. I have never seen any US military bandoleers dated earlier than 1907, and believe that they may have been first introduced in 1903 when stripper clip loaded ammunition was first issued for the M1903 Rod Bayonet rifles in .30-03 caliber. Stephen Dorsey calls the familiar half flap type used in WW1 and later with .30-06 ammo for the M1903, 1917 and M1 rifles a "pattern 1909" bandoleer. I have only see a few bandoleers of the Frankford Arsenal loaded Krag ammmo, as most found on the market is 1917 vintage Remington production. Scarce item. $165.00 (View Picture)

7037 [.45-70] 20 CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGES, RELOADING, - Frankford Arsenal manufactured with March 11, 1905 date stamped on the top. Exceptionally nice clean full sealed box. Sealed in plastic for display. $225.00 (View Picture)

7003 KRAG PARKHURST CLIP - A special five round "stripper clip" invented for use with Krag rifles or carbines adapted with a special block on the rear of the magazine to accept the clip. Very small number rifles and carbines and clips were made for trials in1902. However, work was already underway towards the Model 1903 Springfield, so the Parkhurst idea was dropped. This clip has some heavy rust along the edges and about 1/4" tip at one end is broken off. $75.00 (View Picture)

5940 20 CARTRIDGE CASES, CALIBER .30 M1 NOT PRIMED - FA 35 or FA 36 headstamps. Full sealed box. Black printing on natural tan box. $25.00 (View Picture)

5890 20 CALIBER .30 BLANK CARTRIDGES, MODEL OF 1909 - for Service Rifles, Models 1903 and 1917, Automatic Rifle with Muzzle Attachment and Machine Gun with Muzzle Attachment" etc. Frankford Arsenal lot 254 with loading date of May 1920. Headstamps are a wide range in the box examined (1907-1917 FA). Loaded in four brass stripper clips. Wrapped in plastic for display. Full, sealed box, although seal may be partially cut. $18.00 (View Picture)

4051 20 Cartridges Ball Caliber .30 M2 Lot RA 33484 printed in black on plain buff colored label. Full sealed box. Headstamps on an open box were mix of RA 4 and RA44, with heavy annular crimp usually associated with machine gun use. Not sure why they were still doing this, but that is what they are. $22.00 (View Picture)

3538 .30-40 Krag Paper Bullet Blanks Full box of 20 by Remington. Green, white, and red box with REM-UMC in a circle and DUPONT in oval. Box is pretty much scuffed, but pretty scarce. Believe these were loaded in the WW2 era for use by VFW honor guards in funeral services and the like. Cartridges have commercial headstamps and paper bullets have reddish wax coating so they alomst appear to be wood rather than paper. Only second full box of these I have ever found. $39.00
 

U.S Military Shotgun  Ammunition

18276 U.S. PROPERTY REMINGTON “ARROW” 00 BUCK- FULL BOX - Full with original ammunition. This is one of the less common military buckshot loads used with trench or riot guns during WW2. The most common is the cream and green colored Remington “Kleanbore” box, followed by the Peters Victor, Western, and Federal boxes. The least common, at least in my decades of collecting U.S. martial shotguns, is this cream and red Remington “Arrow” box. Apparently these were only procured very early in WW2, and perhaps for a few years prior to WW2. This box is the best we have ever seen of this type, with bright colors, almost no scuffing and only a slight bit of deformation at the corner from the pressure from the rims of the shells. Probably better than the one in my collection, but I don’t have time to pull and compare. Lot number as shown in the photo, probably indicating 1941 manufacture. $175.00 (View Picture)

16787 U.S. PROPERTY WESTERN EXPERT 12 GA #8 TRAP LOADS ST12 - Some types of U.S. military shotshell ammunition are relatively common, but most of what was not used for training of aerial gunners during WW2 was eventually sold off as surplus, and then shot up by civilians. This particular box type is one of the scarcer variations. We have seen only a handful of these “Super Trap Load” boxes in more than a dozen years collecting U.S. Property shotshells. Overall VG condition with just some minor scuffing on the edges. Will shrink wrap in plastic if requested. Nice for display with the long barrel “training” shotguns used during WW2. $85.00 (View Picture)

13767 BOX WW2 WINCHESTER 25 ROUNDS 12 GA BRASS CASE 00 BUCK AMMUNITION FOR TRENCH GUNS - Nice clean full box or 25 rounds of the brass cased 00 buck ammunition used with the Trench and Riot guns during WW2 and after. Most of these boxes are well used and have problems with burst seams at corners, etc. This has a smudged area on the top as shown in the photo, otherwise is excellent throughout. The “For use in hunting small game” marking was used briefly while the JAG types argued about the legality of using buckshot in combat, but procurement continued and it was issued regardless of the marking, mixed under the same stock numbers as the ammo without that marking. As nice as box as we have had in several years. Sealed in plastic for display. $450.00 (View Picture)

16178 10 SHELLS, SHOTGUN, PAPER, 12 GAGE, NO. 8 CHILLED SHOT Lot WCC 6489 Western Cartridge Company - U.S. Military issue shotshells issued for use for training of aerial gunners and/or competition. This has the “pie wedge” type of crimp instead of the rolled crimp most often seen. Side of case is marked “SUPER TRAP/ 3-1 1/8-8/ LOAD” and low brass head has standard Western Xpert headstamp. Nice clean ammo in nice clean box. Perfect for display with WW2 or later U.S. military shotguns. One box of 10 rounds for $35.00 (View Picture)

14161 WW2 WESTERN XPERT US PROPERTY 16 GA NO 1 BUCK AMMUNITION - Western XPERT brand in yellow, blue and red box. Top flap marked 25 16 Ga. Xpert 2 9/16 in.length U.S. PROPERTY, No. 1 Buckshot, 15 pellets. Cartridges are low brass with salmon colored body and Winchester Ranger No 16 headstamp. Closing wad is dirty gray color with black 1B in circle. Many 16 GA guns were procured early in the war and issued for industrial security, etc, not combat use. This 16 GA ammo is very rarely encountered, and most of the boxes I have seen have been pretty ratty. Have several of these now that are well above average, with some staining and scuffing but nice bright colors and good markings. Photo shows one of the least attractive. A nice addition to a WW2 military shotgun collection, and a reminder to keep checking for those elusive US marked non-standard shotguns out there. $59.00 (View Picture)

15412 U.S. MILITARY SHOTSHELL SHIPPING CRATE- WW2 VINTAGE "U.S' PROPERTY" - Nice clean box with sharp markings. This held 500 rounds of 12 Gage shotshells (20 boxes of 25 rounds each) loaded with Number 8 shot for use in the long barrel military shotguns. These were for training aerial gunners to shoot at moving targets. A box like this will add a lot of interest to a display of U.S. martial shotguns. Loaded by Federal Cartridge Company and one end has the date 9-25-43 and ordnance wheel inspector marks. Very few of these shipping crates have survived as most were burned up as soon as they were empty or busted up after years of use collecting junk. This one is missing a small piece off the bottom, and it lacks the top. A top could be made from a piece of plywood for use in a display. $95.00 (View Picture)

12936 U.S. WW2 16 GA SHOTGUN AMMUNITION - Western XPERT brand in yellow, blue and red box. Top flap marked 25 16 Ga. Xpert 2 9/16 in.length U.S. PROPERTY, No. 1 Buckshot, 15 pellets. Cartridges are low brass with salmon colored body and Winchester Ranger No 16 headstamp. Closing wad is dirty gray color with black 1B in circle. Many 16 GA guns were procured early in the war and issued for industrial security, etc, not combat use. This 16 GA ammo is very rarely encountered, and most of the boxes I have seen have been pretty ratty. This is a better than average example on the face and top, and the corner seams are pretty good. The sides and bottom have a lot of peeled areas. Still above average overall as these go. $49.00 (View Picture)

8453 10 CTGS, 12 GAGE/ SHOTGUN PLASTIC CASE/ NO. 00 BUCKSHOT XM162 - Lot WCC 50-1, Olin Corp. printed on the brown kraft/foil overwrap. June 1974 date on the overwrap material so these are slightly post-Vietnam era. Nice clean, full sealed box of the ammunition used in trench and riot guns during Vietnam and until the present. $40.00 (View Picture)

10644 WW2 RIOT GUN AMMUNITION- 16 GA - Western XPERT brand in yellow, blue and red box. Top flap marked 25 16 Ga. Xpert 2 9/16 in.length U.S. PROPERTY, No. 1 Buckshot, 15 pellets. Cartridges are low brass with salmon colored body and Winchester Ranger No 16 headstamp. Closing wad is dirty gray color with black 1B in circle. Many 16 GA guns were procured early in the war and issued for industrial security, etc, not combat use. This 16 GA ammo is very rarely encountered, and most of the boxes I have seen have been pretty ratty. This is a better than average example, with some light dirt and stains but good legible military markings. $59.00 (View Picture)

7555 XM257 BUCKSHOT (27 NO. 4 BUCKSHOT) - Full box of 25 rounds- Winchester 12 Gage plastic case loads. Side of case is printed "NO. 4BSPL-27P over XM257" Otherwise commercial headstamp WINCHESTER 12 GA. packed in commercial style gray boxes with addition of red section with "FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT USE ONLY/ NOT FOR RETAIL SALE" End flap has printed marking Q1398 MAX LOAD 27 PELETS 4 BUCK. XM257 loads were combat tested in Vietnam in 1967-68, and the XM162 with nine 00 buck was found to be a more effective load, and further work on the XM257 was dropped. $65.00 (View Picture)

U.S Military Pistol  Ammunition

12287 20 CALIBER .38 REVOLVER BALL CARTRIDGES FOR COLT'S DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER - Made by Frankford Arsenal and loaded June 9, 1911. An extra nice full sealed box. Great to go with some of the Colt M1889-1903 Army or Navy revolvers. If requested will shrink wrapped in plastic for display at no extra charge. This was used with all the .38 Double Action revolver Model 1892 through 1903 which were used during the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and WW1. $59.00 (View Picture)

10745 SCARCE 50 ROUND BOX 1956 DATED STEEL CASE .45 BALL AMMO - In the mid 1950s the Ordnance Department went on a steel cased ammo binge in .45 ACP, .30 Carbine .30-06, but in relatively small quantities, more of a demonstration of the feasibility if copper shortages necessitated such a move in the future. While steel case .45 ACP ammo from WW2 was (and still is) pretty common, the 1954-56 dated ammo is pretty scarce. A nice addition to a M1911 pistol collection or U.S military ammo collection. Headstamp is TW 56 and it is Lot TW-S- 18496 $45.00 (View Picture)

22440 50 ROUNDS 9mm [LUGER] BALL NATO M882 (Gulf War vintage) - Full box of 50 rounds circa 1990 made by Olin (WCC). Great for display as part of a Gulf War or Iraq/Afghanistan collection. $40.00 (View Picture)

12242 SCARCE- 20 Caliber .45 Revolver Blank Cartridges, model of 1909 for Colt's Double Action - Revolver, Model of 1909. Smokeless powder, Frankford Arsenal. Full sealed box with clear May 1914 date stamp. The half moon section where you are supposed to press through the label to open the box has been broken but otherwise remains sealed. Label is a light blue gray color, the color used to indicate blank ammunition, but the box has be given a coat of clear varnish so the color is very muted. Blanks were used for training, especially getting horses accustomed to gunfire. A rare box for display with your M1909 revolver “and one of everything to go with it.” Hard to find in any condition, and I am not sure I have one in my collection either! Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $85.00 (View Picture)

22872 UNUSUAL MILITARY REPACKED BOX OF 20 ROUNDS .45 ACP - Oddball arsenal repack with typical 20 round box sealed with brown paper tape with stenciled markings: 20/ CTGS PISTOL BALL/ 45 LOT WCC with hand written 6041. This is the first of this type of pack I have seen in all my years. Perfect for the collector who has one of everything except this… $30.00 (View Picture)

12310 SCARCE- 20 Caliber .45 Revolver Blank Cartridges, model of 1909 for Colt's Double Action - Revolver, Model of 1909. Smokeless powder, Frankford Arsenal. Full sealed box with clear May 1914 date stamp. The half moon section where you are supposed to press through the label to open the box has been broken but otherwise remains sealed. Label is a light blue gray color, the colr used to indicate blank ammunition. Blanks were used for training, especially getting horses accustomed to gunfire. A nice clean box for display with your M1909 revolver “and one of everything to go with it.” Hard to find in any condition, and I am not sure I have one in my collection either! Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $95.00 (View Picture)

15438 WW2 U.S. MILITARY .38 SPECIAL TRACER AMMUNITION - Nice clean full box with a bit of dirt along one edge. This was issued to pilots for signal purposes. These have red painted tips on the full metal jacket bullets for identification, loaded on cases headstamped REM-UMC .38 SPL. I have only seen about 6 boxes of this stuff over the years and four of them were incredibly ratty, and only partially full. Perfect for display with your Victory Model revolver. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. $149.00 (View Picture)

22622 50 CARTRIDGES DUMMY, CALIBER .45 M1921 - Lot F.A. S-13. Headstamp FA 56 on steel case with no primer, no flash hole, no holes in side of case. Bullets are nickel color. Nice clean full box, suitable for display with any pistol or SMG that fires the .45 ACP cartridge. Or slip a round in you shooting ammo for use as a “range dummy” to require immediate action for a simulated malfunction. Totally INERT, not live ammunition. Will shrink wrap in plastic for display if requested. $30.00 (View Picture)

18582 WW2 MILITARY .38 SPECIAL AMMUNITION FOR VICTORY MODEL REVOLVERS - All .38 special ammunition procured during WW2 was made by Remington, and aside from some tracer rounds and a very small number of lead bullet rounds for police or guard use, this was made with 158 grain steel jacketed bullet in cases headstamped REM UMC 38 SPL. (Technically they are gilding metal clad steel so they have a copper covering, a process used for much US military ammo in WW2 to conserve copper supplies.) This was delivered in 50 round boxes with typical commercial style green and red markings, and lot numbers in the 5000 range. This is described in Hackley, Woodin & Scranton’s History of U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition, Volume 2 pages 4-6. After many years of looking we found several boxes of this ammo, perfect for display with a Victory Model, Colt Commando, or other .38 Special military revolvers as described in Charles Pate’s U.S. Military handguns of WW2. Boxes show a bit of scuffing and minor storage soiling but are in VG-fine condition. Full box, sealed in plastic for display with a single loose round to illustrate the contents. $80.00 (View Picture)

17694 LOT OF 50 ROUNDS OF WW2 ERA .38 SPECIAL TRACER AMMUNITION - This is the type of ammo issued to Navy and Marine Corps pilots for use in their .38 Special caliber S&W "Vistory" Model revolvers for signaling. This ammo was removed from the original boxes and stored loose resulting in much of the red paint on the tips being lost. Lot of 50 rounds for $49.00 (View Picture)

U.S Military Miscellaneous Ammunition, componments, tools, manuals,

17158 M16 BANDOLEER REPACK SETS - Consisting of one U.S. GI bandoleer with 7 cardboard inserts, 14 stripper clips, 1 charger guide. Markings and lot numbers may vary from photos. Some can be dated from markings on the back. Most are 1973 and newer. (Post Vietnam dates, but same style as used in Vietnam.) Great for repacking all that loose 5.56mm ammo so that it can be swiftly loaded into magazines when needed. $7.00 (View Picture)

2769 "20 Primed Cases, Cartridge Cal .30 (Primer T53) - W.O. 4305 MI, March 1949 "No Waterproofing at Mouth" Sealed box. Cases have FA 49 headstamp and the zinc colored primer being tested for adoption as one of the early non-corrosive primiers for .30-06 ammunition. Interesting item which illustrates the complexity of evolving ammuniton to meet new technology or overcome old problems. $10.00

3926x M1 Carbine Stripper Clips Hold 10 rounds each, issued in cloth bandoleers. Used once, excellent, good tabs on the ends. Lot of 12, enough to refill one bandoleer. $15.00


U.S. Military Cartridges 1865-1965 (Single rounds)
Single Cartridge 
item number
Caliber
Description
Headstamp
Price
    1
.45-70-500 Ball, Reloading, Rifle, tinned case.  F (month)
(year)
$6.00
    2
.45-55-405 Ball, Reloading, Carbine, tinned case F (month)
(year)
$6.00
    3
6mm Navy

(.236 cali)

Winchester-Lee Navy commercial load
112 gr. soft point bullet
W.R.A. Co.
6m/m U.S.N.
$3.50
    4
12 GA 00 Buck, Brass case, M19 for 
WW2 trench guns
REM-UMC
No.12/BEST
$10.00
    5
12 GA Tracer, WW2 issue for training aerial
gunners **TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK**
RA/12 GA
TRACER
$5.00
    6
410 GA M35 shot for USAF survival guns.
aluminum case
WCC 52 $3.00

Collectors Cartridge Sets
Examples of different cartridges to display with your firearms.
Each set comes with card to identify items in the set.
Order as: Cartridge Set (Caliber- Set number)


Caliber and Set Number
Contents
Price
.30-06 Set
No. 1
Ball M1, Ball M2, Armor Piercing M2, Tracer M1, Tracer M25, Blank M1909 (View Picture)
$4.00
.30-06 Set
No. 2
Incendiary M1, Guard M1906, Gallery Practice M1919, Frangible Ball M22, Grenade Launching Blank M3
$10.00
.30-06 Set
No. 3
Ball M1 National Match, Ball Match M72, Dummy M1906, Dummy M2, Armor Piercing Incendiary M14 (View Picture)
$10.00
.30-06 Set
No. 4
Ball M1906 for aircraft machine guns 1918 dated, Ball M2 Clandestine (CIA "Bay of Pigs"). Tracer M1917, Unfinished case prior to necking and flash hole operations. (View Picture)
  $8.00
.30-06 Set
No. 5
Ball M2 Frankford Arsenal 50th Anniversary- US FA 1906-56; Blank M1906 (paper bullet), Dummy M40
$18.00
.30-06 Set
No. 6
.30-03 used in rod bayonet and  early M1903 rifles prior to adoption of .30-06.  (Commercial load- split neck); Blank M1903 (.30-03)- arsenal "remodeled to fit M1903 rifles chambered for Model 1906  ammunition" by crimping the long neck (paper bullet); Cartridge Case, Caliber .30 M1,Primed Prepared for test loading or sale (headsamp FA 36); Cal.30 Auto Pistol Ball Cartridge Model of 1918 Used with "Pedersen Device" in M1903 Mark I rifle  (Headstamp  RA H 19)
$10.00
.45 ACP
Ball M1911regular crimp, Ball M1911stake crimp for M1917 revolvers, Ball M1911WW2 steel case, Ball M1911 Match, Shot M15 for WW2 survival issue
$5.00
.30 Carbine
Blank Grenade Launching M6, Tracer M27, Dummy M13, Ball M1 from 3 differnt makers
$5.00
.30-40 Krag
Ball M1898 Frankford Arsenal, Ball M1898 contract, Blank with paper bullet, Blank (1898) M3 with 1909 style crimp
$7.00
7.62 mm NATO
Ball M59, Ball M80, Tracer M62, Dummy M63, Blank M82, Grenade Launching Blank M64 (View Picture)
$6.00
**NEW**
U.S. Military Dummy Cartridge Set
One of each: .30-06 Dummy Model 1906 (fluted case); .30-06 Dummy M2 (holes in case); .30 Carbine Dummy M13 (no primer); 7.62mm Dummy M63 (fluted case); 5.56mm Dummy XM199 (fluted case); .50 Browning Machine Gun, Dummy M2 (holes in case); 20 x 110mmRB Oerlikon Dummy (holes in case); 20 x 110mm Hispano-Suiza Dummy M18A3 (View Picture)
$20.00
U.S. Military Shotgun Set
12 GA, 00 Buck, paper case for WW1, WW2 Trench Guns (paper case); 12 GA, Brass, 00 Buck, M19 for WW2 & later Trench Guns (brass case); 12 GA XM257, #4 Buck, 27 pellets, Vietnam experimental load (plastic case); 12 GA XM262, 00 Buck, Vietnam experimenta (plastic case); 12 GA Paper, #8 shot, WW2 load used for training aerial gunners (paper case); 410 GA Aluminum case #6 shot, for survival guns.

WW2 Japanese
set

3 rounds 7.7x58mm SR (Semi-Rimmed) Ball (red band at mouth) in a section of the brass feed strip for Type 92. 97, 99 or Type 1 machine guns; 1 round 7.7x58mmSR (Semi-Rimmed) Armor Piercing (black band at mouth) used only in Type 92 machine guns; 1 round 7.7x58mm (Rimless) Ball (red band at mouth) for use in Type 99 rifles; 1 round 6.5x50mmSR (Semi-Rimless) for use in Type 38 and Type I rifles; and 1 8x21mm pistol round for use in Type 14 pistols. All live, original WW2 Japanese military issue, with typical unmarked headstamp.

21528 US Military Rifle Dummy Cartridge set $20.00 per set. (View Picture)
One of each:
            .30-06 Dummy Model 1906 (fluted case)
            .30-06 Dummy M2 (holes in case)
            .30 Carbine, Dummy M13 (no primer)
            7.62mm NATO, Dummy M63 (fluted case)
            5.56mm, Dummy XM199 (fluted case)
            .50 Browning Machine Gun, Dummy M2 (holes in case)
            20 x 110mmRB Oerlikon Dummy (holes in case )
            20 x 110mm Hispano -Suiza Dummy M18A3 (solid metal)


5430 US Military Machine Gun Ammo set $20.00 per set. (View Picture)
Consists of:
  • . 30-06 Web Belt  section with 4 ball M2 and 1 Tracer M1 as used in Browning Machine Guns M1917 and 1919 types circa 1917 to 1945.
  • . 30-06 Disintegrating Metal Links M1 with 4 AP M2 and 1 Tracer M25 as used in Browning Machine Guns M1917 and 1919 types circa 1943 to 1970.
  • 7.62mm Disintegrating Metal Links M13 with 4 ball M80 and 1 Tracer M62 as used in M60 Machine Guns circa 1968 to present
  • 5.56mm Disintegrating Metal Links M27 with 5 Ball M193 as used in "FN Minimi" Squad Automatic Weapon circe 1988 to present

Foreign Military Ammunition for Collectors

21522 SCARCE BOX OF 15 CARTRIDGES 7 x 49mm FOR VENEZUELAN FN-FAL RIFLES - Made by FN in 1955, these are a caliber unique to Venezuela, basically the venerable 7 x 57mm Mauser cartridge but having the case shortened to 49mm length so the cartridge is compatible in overall length with the FN-FAL rifle adopted by that nation. Eventually most were converted to 7.62 x 51mm MATO caliber, making this caliber obsolete. Box is unopened, but the paper label seal is partially broken along the seam from handling. Ammo should be nice and clean inside. A nice oddity to display with a collection of South American military rifles. $20.00 (View Picture)

7253 FULL SEALED BOX 32 ROUNDS .303 BRITISH BALL MARK 7 - Identical to the WW2 style of packing, except the label code indicates it was made circa 1956. Shrink wrapped in plastic for display. Not sure what the headstamps are. Nice for display with any .303 British calibe rifles. $35.00 (View Picture)

20435 WW2 BRITISH (CANADIAN) 9MM LUGER AMMUNITION- BOX OF 64 ROUNDS - WW2 production for use in the 9mm Hi Power pistols and various submachine guns. This has headstamp DI 43 9mm indicating manufacture by Defence Industries Ltd., Canadian Industries Ltd, Park Avenue Plant, Montreal, Canada, in 1943. Nice bright, clean ammunition, but CORROSIVE PRIMED as was nearly all WW2 miliary ammunition. Sold as collector item only, but if you shoot any of it (at your own risk), be sure to immediately clean the gun, and clean it again the next day to mitigate the harmful effects of the corrosive primers. This is packed in 64 round boxes (enough to fill two STEN magazines). The cartons have been rubber stamped with the information shown sometime after being imported by the surplus dealer Golden State Arms, probably in the 1970s. One box of 64 rounds for $35.00 (View Picture)

19091 -WW2 JAP 7.7MM BALL AMMO IN 30 ROUND BRASS FEED STRIP - Ball ammunition, typical no headstamp, with reddish-pink sealing band at case mouth to identify it as Ball ammunition. This is 7.7x58mm SR (semi-rimmed) ammunition used in the Type 92 machine guns in the brass strips instead of belts or links, basically the old Hotchkiss system. Packed in cloth covered cardboard box with Japanese markings. Nice bright clean ammo. The box has been opened, and most of the label over the opening has been lost, as shown in the photo. Have a couple of these, so the actual label markings on the edge of the box may vary somewhat but condition is the same as one in the photo. Price per one feed strip and original cloth covered cardboard box. $40.00 (View Picture)

19089 WW2 JAP 7.7MM BALL AMMO IN 30 ROUND BRASS FEED STRIP - Ball ammunition, typical no headstamp, with reddish-pink sealing band at case mouth to identify it as Ball ammunition. This is 7.7x58mm SR (semi-rimmed) ammunition used in the Type 92 machine guns in the brass strips instead of belts or links, basically the old Hotchkiss system. Packed in cloth covered cardboard box with Japanese markings. Nice bright clean ammo. Although the box has been opened, the label pieces are mostly present as shown in the photo. Have a couple of these, so the actual label markings may vary somewhat but condition is the same as one in the photo. Price per one feed strip and original cloth covered cardboard box. $45.00 (View Picture

14437 .577-450 MARTINI-HENRY AMMUNITION- 10 ROUNDS KYNOCH FACTORY LOADED - Probably circa late 1940s or early 1950s, a lot of this surfaced on the surplus market a few years ago. It looks good, but reportedly was stored in a way that it is not totally reliable, and some people report a lot of “click-boom” hangfires while others report few problems. Sold as components only, use at your own risk. Or, wrap the box up for display with your .577-450 caliber rifle. This is a smokeless powder load with 480 grain paper patched lead bullet, specifically for use in Martini Henry rifles. Full original box of 10 rounds Kynoch factor loaded ammo for $95.00 (View Picture)

19487 SWISS VETTERLI RIFLE CARTRIDGE .41 SWISS CALIBER (10.4 X 38MMR) RIMFIRE - This is an original Swiss military cartridge made circa 1892, according to the paper packet dates on other cartridges found at the same time. These were used in all their Vetterli rifles, as well as in some of the earlier single shot rifles converted from muzzle loaders. Overall excellent condition with the paper patch around the bullet intact. We have had dozens of more modern commercial ammunition over the years, but this is the first group of original military loads. Ammunition sold as collector items only, not considered to be safe to fire. Price per single cartridge- $7.00 (View Picture)

17686 8MM LEBEL RIFLE - ONCE FIRED BRASS- RELOADABLE - 38 rounds once fired REM-UMC 8mm Lebel cartridge cases. These are boxer primed, reloadable cases. Hard to find reloadable brass for the Lebel rifles. The lot for $25.00 (View Picture)

16774 WW2 JAP 7.7MM BALL AMMO IN 30 ROUND BRASS FEED STRIP - Ball ammunition, typical no headstamp, with reddish-pink sealing band at case mouth to identify it as Ball ammunition. This is 7.7x58mm SR (semi-rimmed) ammunition used in the Type 92 machine guns in the brass strips instead of belts or links, basically the old Hotchkiss system. Packed in cloth covered cardboard box with Japanese markings. Nice bright clean ammo and box from a nearly full wooden crate we found. Price per one feed strip and original cloth covered cardboard box. $49.00 (View Picture)

20860 LOT 100 ROUNDS 7.65MM ARGENTINE AMMUNITION & 140 FIRED CASES - This is the ammunition made for use in the Argentine Mausers Model 1891 and 1909, and also used by a few other South American countries and also Belgium. This lot came in with a rifle we bought, and includes five boxes (total 100 rounds) of recently made Privi Partizan ammo with 174 grain FMJ bullets. These have boxer primed reloadable brass cases. Also included are another seven boxes of fired cases (140 rounds), so you have enough to justify reloading. The lot of 100 rounds and 140 fired cases for $100.00 (View Picture)

20334 Packet of military .303 British blanks - Typical British format for packing ammunition until the post-WW2 period when conventional boxes were almost exclusively used. Ten rounds of .303 military blanks, wrapped in a paper wrapper with description of contents. $15.00 (View Picture)

22045 WW2 GERMAN 15 ROUND BOX OF 8MM MAUSER AMMUNITION FOR K98K RIFLES - Nice bright clean BRASS CASE 1939 dated German military issue ammunition as used in the 8mm Mauser rifles and the G/K-43 and many others. Good legible label reads Patronen s.S. has ammo specifications and it was manufactured in 1939 and packed in 1939 by manufacturer code P635, reportedly the code used by Gustloff-Werke, Otto Eberhardt-Patronenfabrik, Hirtenberg Niederdonau (am). This stuff is over 65 years old and sold for display purposes only, not considered safe to shoot. Sealed in plastic shrink wrap for display if you request at time of order. One box of 15 roundss $20.00 (View Picture)


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Collectible Reloading Tools, Bullet molds, Powder Flasks, Powder Horns, etc.

14399 HANDSOME OLD ANTIQUE POWDER HORN- 15 INCH, 1827 DATED - A very attractive plain powder horn, about fifteen inches long. The wood plug (pine?) is recessed slightly from the end of the horn, and secured by about six brass tacks. Where the edges of the orn extended past the plug, they were originally finished off with a nice scallop type design, but most of the pieces have been broken off over the years. Recent screw hole in the center of the plug probably from a screw eye (missing) for attaching the strap. Looks like there was originally an iron staple attached to the top of the horn for that purpose, but it is now missing. Nice quality workmanship with the body of the horn scraped thin enough to be translucent to view how much is left. Pouring end has a wooden plug with a brass tip that looks to be a modern replacement. A farily large horn typical of those used in the period 1750 to about 1840 with the large bore muskets, fowlers and heavy caliber rifles of the period. Great for display with an original or a nice modern copy. My guess is that the 1827 date is authentic, but have no way to verify that. Overall G-VG condition except for the chipped areas around the plug. Still a nice old horn. $95.00 (View Picture)

4650 FRANKFORD ARSENAL PRIMERS- FULL CAN (Label replaced) - Paper label would read "500 Cartridge Primers. This primer is suitable for black powder charges only. It is used in all Cal..45 and shotgun ammunition, and in Cal..30 gallery practice cartridges. Manufactured at Frankford Arsenal. " [One can had a rubber stamped May 1902 date on the label] Believe it is full, but a few primers may have been lost over the years. When screw top of the tin plated can is removed, the primers are housed in ten pasteboard discs with holes to individually hold 50 primers on each disc. Layer of cotton fabric on top of each disc and a string holds the stack together. These were issued at the unit level for reloading the tin plated cases commonly used circa 1882-1910 in .45-70, .30-40, and.30-06 cartridges. Reloading was done with both the "tong" type tool sets widely issued (and still fairly common) and the scarce bench type sets. Only one empty can encountered in my collecting experience prior to finding this small lot. (Reproduction label has been glued in place after the photos was taken) $95.00 (View Picture)

5948 Embossed brown leather shot pouch with charger top - Overall length about 8.5 inches. Very nice quality with a good measure built into the spout. Both sides have embosed game scene in excellent condition with no wear or scuffing and only a few flex-cracks. Only marking is “2 Lbs” below the rivet holding the spout assembly. Probably American made. Looks like a leather tab at the base has been torn off. Still, a really handsome piece to display with an old muzzle loading fowler or shotgun anywhere from about 1830 to the end of the muzzle loader era. $45.00 (View Picture)

5946 HANDSOME ZINC POWDER FLASK WITH CHARGER TOP - Zinc flasks are often found in lousy condition as the metal is easily crushed and tends to be eaten away by certain chemical reactions. This one is in great shape with nice embosses pattern on both side. Measure has non-adjustable measuring spout with internal spring. No markings noted, probably American made, but perhaps an import. Overall length about 7.5 inches. Date is probably circa 1840-1870 but these remained in use until the end of the percussion era. Based on the size of the powder measure, this is probably for a rifle in the .40-50 caliber range, and would be nice for display with a half stock or full stock rifle of that era. Nice mellow patina to the brass. $55.00 (View Picture)


Collectible Commercial Ammunition and Components

7796 HAZARD POWDER COMPANY FRAMED MAP - Detailed map of Hazardville, in Enfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut, circa 1869. Image size about 13" x 16" with neatly done hand tinting. Details of the property include numerous mills and magazines and other production facilities, taking up about one third of the total area depicted. Nice addition to display with ammunition or arms of the black posder era, either military or civilian. Professionally framed with burled walnut and a neat gold liner. Overall size about 16.5" x 19.5" Photocopy of title page of the "Atlas of Hartford City and County" dated 1869 from which this was taken. $65.00 (View Picture)

6009 REMINGTON 7.62X54R RUSSIAN - Full factory box of 20 rounds with 150 grain bronze point bullets. Nice Boxer primed ammo with some tarnish. Box is not collector grade. $45.00 (View Picture)

6008 REMINGTON 7.62X54R RUSSIAN - Full factory box of 20 rounds with 150 grain bronze point bullets. Nice clean green box with only a few scuffs on the edges. Nice clean Boxer primed ammo. $45.00 (View Picture)

6007 WINCHESTER 7.62X54R RUSSIAN - Full factory box of 20 rounds with 145 grain copper hollow point (although look like FMJ to me). Old blue, yellow & red box. Scuffed on the corners and one end flap is messed up although mostly there. Will display better when wrapped, or get it for the boxer primed ammo. Nice for display with old Winchester 95 in 7.62 Russian caliber. $45.00 (View Picture)


Modern Ammunition and Reloading Supplies

22273 .577-450 Reloading die set- for Martini-Henry rifles - Highly regarded die set for reloading the .577-450 Martini cartridge. Made by Lee, and is a three piece set, complete with the shell holder. NOTE: these are very large rugged dies, but you need one of the big Lee presses with 1 ¼” x 12 threads to use them. But, with the cost of factor ammo being so high, you will save some money anyway. Gently used and well cared for. $85.00 (View Picture)

17784 LYMAN four cavity mold and handles 35891 (148 grain) - Lyman has been the largest maker of bullet molds for nearly 100 years now. These are usually found in single, double or four cavity versions, with the larger molds obviously being more productive in terms of bullets per hour. These are all precision manufacture tools and when properly cared for will last a long time. Besides a lower cost per bullet than buying them from commercial sources, there is also the benefit of not being dependent on commercial sources as you can cast your own bullets using an electric casting pot, or even an iron pot on your kitchen stove. (The latter practice invites nasty comments from mothers and spouses, I have learned.) By tinkering with the lead alloy and lubes and sizing procedures cast bullets can achieve excellent accuracy, and with gas checks they can get good velocity, although not as high as jacketed bullets. This is a used mold, casting the bullet described above. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition fine to excellent showing just normal wear. Note that the wooden grips on the handles are damaged but usable, but the blocks should work just fine $95.00 (View Picture)

17782 LYMAN four cavity mold and handles 35863 (148 grain) - Lyman has been the largest maker of bullet molds for nearly 100 years now. These are usually found in single, double or four cavity versions, with the larger molds obviously being more productive in terms of bullets per hour. These are all precision manufacture tools and when properly cared for will last a long time. Besides a lower cost per bullet than buying them from commercial sources, there is also the benefit of not being dependent on commercial sources as you can cast your own bullets using an electric casting pot, or even an iron pot on your kitchen stove. (The latter practice invites nasty comments from mothers and spouses, I have learned.) By tinkering with the lead alloy and lubes and sizing procedures cast bullets can achieve excellent accuracy, and with gas checks they can get good velocity, although not as high as jacketed bullets. This is a used mold, casting the bullet described above. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition fine to excellent showing just normal wear. $95.00 (View Picture)

17780 LYMAN four cavity adjustable length swage core 44S and handles - Lyman has been the largest maker of bullet molds for nearly 100 years now. These are usually found in single, double or four cavity versions, with the larger molds obviously being more productive in terms of bullets per hour. These are all precision manufacture tools and when properly cared for will last a long time. Besides a lower cost per bullet than buying them from commercial sources, there is also the benefit of not being dependent on commercial sources as you can cast your own bullets using an electric casting pot, or even an iron pot on your kitchen stove. (The latter practice invites nasty comments from mothers and spouses, I have learned.) By tinkering with the lead alloy and lubes and sizing procedures cast bullets can achieve excellent accuracy, and with gas checks they can get good velocity, although not as high as jacketed bullets. This is a used mold, casting the bullet described above. It comes complete with handles. Overall condition fine to excellent showing just normal wear. Note that the wooden grips on the handles are badly damaged but usable, and the blocks should work just fine. $95.00 (View Picture)

14636 RELOADING DIES- .30-06 TWO DIE SET - Nice clean well cared for set made by Pacific with original box. Probably circa 1950s or early 1960s. Box is a bit faded and scuffed but dies look to be about perfect. Standard 7/8 x 14 threads used on most reloading presses. $12.00 (View Picture)

5504 .577 N SHELL HOLDER - RCBS made. Rim diameter is just a little smaller than on the .577/450 case, so I believe this is for the .577 Nitro express, or other cases derived from it. $12.00

2502 Reloading Dies- .41 Magnum- - Three die set, carbide dies (no lube required). Compete with shell holder. Made by Lee. Appear to be new unused in plastic holder. $20.00 (View Picture)


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