Information on These .45-70 Cartridges?


#1

See attached pic.

Head stamp on cartridges in the center and on far right:

       W. R. A. Co. 

        .45-70

ones on the left are head stamped

          UMC 
      S           H
         .45-70

500 Grain lead bullets. I think.

Would these be of interest to collectors?

Thanks!


#2

Hi, I am sure someone will reply shortly. Please can you post a photo of the box if possible?

Thanks


#3

Trying to get the entire photo in the post. not sure why the bottom is cut off. Boxes may not be original and tops are missing, sadly


#4

Hi, try dragging and dropping the image.


#5

That’s better. Thanks :-)


#6

Can you post a side view of the box?


#7

Currently working with pics on my computer and not at home. As I said, the tops - which as I’m sure you know, contain the bulk of the info/graphics - are not available. Will post what’s there, this evening


#8

Its just a nice to see for me as I am in South Africa.


#9

Box on far right (in above pic):

Center box:

Left-hand box (UMC):


#10

What is a safety socket?


#11

Ha… Good question. I’ve reloaded shot-shells, but never rifle cart’s. Never heard of it.


#12

Google is your friend: http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/reloadingkits.html


#13


#14

And so we learn something new every day!


#15

I guess…

is it correct that .45-70 cartridges head-stamped “W.R.A. Co.” would be in a box with a label marked “manufactured at the Frankford Arsenal”? It seems the box at least, was issued to men who would be expected to reload their own cartridges in the field.


#16

Some of the last FA marked loaded by / issued boxes were loaded with re-laded commercial cases by WRAC., UMC SH & just UMC & as late at 1905. See Hackley Vol. 1 rev. pg n207


#17

Thanks Pete. I don’t have any of those books, but I’m happy to take your word for it.