Smiths Carbine Cartridges Info


#1

Hello, I have a full box (10) of Poultney & Trimble Metalic paper covered Cartidges in great condition. They are for the 50 Cal Smiths Breechloading Carbine. Ive been told they are worth about $250 each. Does that sound reasonable. There is also a rubber coated cartridge that is very rare. Thanks, Wem


#2

Wemmy,
The full box might be worth $300 to $350 if in very good condition.


#3

Wem–First let me say WELCOME to our Forum

Now, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think whoever told you $250.00 each was really tlking about the value of the entire box of 10. According to the “Collectors Cartridge Prices” listing in the Nov./Dec. 2005 Gun Report magazine (the latest value listing I have), the Poultney & Trimble Metalic paper covered .50 Smith Carbine cartridge is worth about $35.00 each. The .50 Smith Rubber is about $150.00. These values may be a little low in 2008, but probably not all that much. Unfortunately, the cartridges you have are among the most often seen of the percussion loadings from the Civil War.


#4

Thank you guys for the information, Warmans 1993 Civil War book has a single cartridge for $105.00 and thats probably a strech…

 Wem