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UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX OF .45-3 INCH CALIBER SHARPS RIFLE CARTRIDGES SCARCE 5 ROUND BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION:  Also known as the .45-120 Sharps as introduced by the Sharps Rifle Company in 1878-9, this is a very collectable .45-3   caliber Sharps Rifle ammunition cartridge box, bearing the desirable Union Metallic Cartridge company green label.  

The box is in excellent condition with a full, legible cover label as can be seen in the photographs below.  The label on the bottom of the two-piece box is likewise in the same condition, full form and legible.  The box is full form and like the labels, is in excellent condition showing little evidence of the normal wear and tear to which these early boxes were subjected.  The seams of both the lid and the body are intact and the box holds its full form.   

All five of the original UMC cartridges in the box - full, complete loads, holding the classic 500 grain paper patched bullets, and all bearing the UMC headstamp.  The original wrapping paper is present in between the cartridges.   

This is a very nice specimen bearing the desirable Sharps Rifle reference on the label,  one that does not appear on the collector market very often, and this box will make a nice addition to display with your rifle.  SOLD



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