Eley Cartridge Board


#1

Picked up this Eley Cartridge Board at SLICS! Anyone able to date it or provide a picture of what it looked like in its frame?

Front:

Back:


#2

@Mel Here are the close ups of the .577s you wanted.



#3

Hi Aaron,

Excellent find, congratulations! As far as I can tell, the latest cartridge would be the “.45 Marlin” (1884) listed in the May 1886 price list. The .32 S&W is listed for the first time in a price published on January 1, 1885, that does not include the “.45 Marlin”.

Regards,

Fede


#4

Aaron,

Thanks! Perfect.

Mel


#5

Thanks, @Fede


#6

Aaaron, below you can see an example of a complete and framed board (the .577 Boxer Pistol is hiding on the right corner). There is also a slight variant showing the .4 Enfield-Martini above the .577 Boxer Snider, but the rest seems to be identical.

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Regards,

Fede


#7

Fede, do you happen to know if there is Russian calibers on this board?
Any headstamps known?


#8

Russian? Do you mean like a .42 Berdan? No, the only “Russian” cartridge is a .44 S&W Russian.


#9

Any, including 7.62x39R, 7.62x54R.


#10

No, it predates the introduction of those cartridges.


#11

When was this board made?


#12

I found this board too which looks like it has a steam in the middle where maybe the back was in two pieces like this.


#13

Aaron, I was wondering the same thing, it certainly has been saved/salvaged from a board as it is missing the titles from the top and the bottom. The only picture I have is the same board as Fede posted. Nothing else is even close to that lay-out style.


#14

Mike,

Stranger and stranger - see attached not quite the same board, but similar.
Note no seam on this one, but the weird thing is that three of the pics in this thread show a loose revolver round near the bottom, all in exactly the same place, and I can not see where it has come from. Am I missing something ??

Jim


#16

It’s attached to the board. It’s a 41 long and then .41 short under it.


#17

Aaron,
Thanks, so I was missing something - another Senior moment !
See my similar board, does not have this extra one.

Ignore the .577 cartridge on extreme left - this is not correct, a mistake of a previous owner.

Jim!


#18

Very nice old board Aaron! You sure do have an eye for antiques!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

-Dave