.44 S&W Russian Buck Shot Cartridge Box by Phoenix
Item #: Z5703
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Z5703 .44 S&W Russian Buck Shot Cartridge Box by Phoenix
Description: Scarce empty pasteboard box that once contained 50 .44 Smith & Wesson Russian "Buck Shot” cartridges for use with the S&W Model 3 revolver. It’s a marbled two-piece box with an orange label on top and a white buff label on the bottom. This box is missing the top right side which would have originally held the side label. All seams are glued and show splitting on the bottom and there is tape residue on the top label. This is the Exact example published in the book and the Mexican label on the bottom makes this one stand out. According to Krasnicka’s book, each cartridge is loaded with three flat balls measuring .392” in diameter covered in a green multi-ball sabot. This box comes with a single cartridge. The Phoenix Metallic Cartridge Company was located in South Coventry, Connecticut. It was founded in 1872 and was sold in 1891. A very scarce box!
The top label reads as follows:
3 Buck Shot, 44 Cal.
FOR RUSSIAN MODEL PISTOL,
MANUFACTURED BY THE
PHOENIX METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.
South Coventry, Conn.
Patented May 17, 1870
The bottom label reads as follows:
SOLO LOS BUENOS CARTUCHOS LEGITIMOS LLEVAN LA LETRA H.
(Only good legitimate cartridges carry the letter H)
"Armeria / Americana on ribbon with eagle graphic”
SE GARANTIZA TODOS LOS CARUCHOS.
(All Cartridges are Guaranteed.)
Box Measures: 4.75” x 2.5” x 1.50”
Cartridge Measures: OAL 1.507” CL .958” RD .516” HD .455” with a green sabot.
Reference: "Cartridge of South Coventry” Krasnickas Pg. 366 (Actual Box Photographed)
Price: $275.00 UPS Shipping Required
Item # Z5703
Your Price $275.00 USD
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