I have Eley Rapid Fire Match Shorts in two types of boxes. Really they are two different cartridges. Can anyone please tell me dates of manufacture?
Lot MA-56 has nickle-plated cases and a light grey colored lube. The boxes for Lot MA-56 are the pasteboard type that were common in the 1950s. The light grey color in the lube might be a function of age.
Lot MI-17 has ordinary brass cases and a dark colored lube that looks much like present day stuff. This lot has a more modern appearing pasteboard box. The cartridges are held in place with a plastic holder. The plastic is opaque white.
I obtained these Shorts and many others from a man, since passed away, who was a serious competitor in the Rapid Fire Pistol game back when Shorts were allowed.