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Box for .56-50 Spencer Ammunition (Sage Ammunition Works)
Item #: Z5729
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Z5729 Box for .56-50 Spencer Ammunition (Sage Ammunition Works)
Description: Decent and somewhat clean box that once held 42 .56-50 Spencer cartridges. They were originally packaged 7 to a sleeve with a total of 6 pasteboard sleeves per box.

The .56-50 Spencer cartridge was designed for the Model 1865 carbine chambered in .50 caliber. This box and the empty casings contained within were manufactured by Sage Ammunition Works of Middletown, Connecticut. Barber states this company dates from 1864-1866.

The box is in nice shape considering the age. The bottom portion of the box is very nice with very little soiling. The top portion is fairly clean as well. There is a little soiling on the middle right to lower right area of the lid along with three split seams. This box comes with 45 empty copper casings that have been fired. All of them are headstamped S.A.W.. Some of the casings are cracked and I suspect those were fired out of a .56-56 Spencer and not a .56-50 Spencer. If you’d like a decent box to display with your carbine that won’t break the bank, this one may be for you.

The label reads as follows:
FORTY-TWO, PRIMED,
METALLIC CARTRIDGES
FOR
SPENCER CARBINE,
Cal. 50, - - - Model 1865.
MANUFACTURED BY
SAGE AMMUNITION WORKS,
MIDDLETOWN, CONN.

Measures: 4 3/8” x 4 ¼” x 1 ¾”
Reference: "The Rimfire Cartridge in the United States and Canada” Barber Pg. 34-35


Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Item # Z5729
Your Price $165.00 USD

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