Rem-umc primers, circa?


#1

Approximate age of primers ?
Terry.


#2

Terry, according to my records both UMC and Winchester brought out a number 1 copper primer for black powder cartridges from .22 caliber up to 45-70 in about the mid 1870’s. They seem to have been replaced in about 1908-10 era.


#3

Based on the fact that the company name on the box does not include ‘Incorporated’, it probably dates from 1913 to 1916.


#4

This style of label was used from 1911 to 1916. After 1916 it was “[color=red]THE [/color] Remington Arms Co.-Union Metallic Cartridge Co.”


#5

Ron,
In addition to the word ‘The’ in the company name is the ‘Incorporated’ on the second line of the address of the 1916 labels.


#6

Thank you all, packet has two draws, and some primers still in it.
I will be able to list it for its era now.
Terry.