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US MILITARY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKETS AND SINGLE CARTRIDGES - FRANKFORD ARSENAL & CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS - WINCHESTER, REMINGTON, WESTERN, ETC.: Manufactured either at Frankford Arsenal or under government contracts by civilian ammunition companies for the US Armed Services, these packets are the perfect addition to a display of  your Model 1911 Pistol.  Our current inventory is listed below - each box separately listed with a full description and photographs - scroll all the way down through the listings.

NOTE:  There are some rare variant .45 ACP single cartridges listed at the bottom of this page.  Scroll down to see those listings. 

 

No. 1  WORLD WAR ONE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKETS – FULL PACKETS - CARTRIDGES HEADSTAMPED 1917:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company at the point the United States entered World War One, these packets were produced under contract to meet the anticipated need for ammunition by our soldiers in Europe.  Winchester produced packets are very desirable and are one of the more difficult packets to find.    

Examples of these .45 ACP cartridge packets from World War One survive in very low numbers today and have all but disappeared from the collectors' market. 

These three packets have identical labels with the same loading data, indicating they all came out of the same production run.  One packet is open to the point that the cartridge headstamp can be seen  - "W 17" -  indicating the cartridges were manufactured by the  Winchester Company in 1917.  As the other packets have the identical label data, it is safe to assume all three packets contains the same "W 17" headstamped cartridges.

No. 1A  WWI WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL UNOPENED PACKET:  This full unopened packet retains a very good, legible label, “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, CAL. .45 MODEL OF 1911”.  There is some very minor wear to one spot on the bottom edge of the label, but it does not affect the printing in any way.  The packet is full form and both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact.   There is some minor storage soiling on the bottom panel of the packet, but the rest of the packet is clean.  Containing "W 17" headstamped cartridges, this is a scarce packet in excellent condition to add to your display.  (0129)  $125

 

 

No. 1B  WWI WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL UNOPENED PACKET:  This full unopened packet retains a very good, legible label, “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, CAL. .45 MODEL OF 1911”.  There is no wear to label, but the top panel on the left end has been lifted slightly, probably by a previous owner who wanted to view the cartridges.  This minor separation does not affect the label or the integrity of the packet in any way.  The packet is full form, both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact, and the packet is very clean.   Containing "W 17" headstamped cartridges, this is a scarce packet in  excellent condition to add to your display.   (0130)  $125

 

No. 1C  WWI WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL PACKET:  This full unopened packet retains a very good, legible label, “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, CAL. .45 MODEL OF 1911”.  This packet has not been opened, but the top panel on the right end has been lifted for approximately half the length of the packet, probably by a previous owner who wanted to view the cartridges.  There is some minor wear to the label on the far right end, but none of the printing on the label is affected in any way.  The packet is full form and both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact.   The top panel has some storage soiling but the rest of the packet is clean and fully intact.  Containing "W 17" headstamped cartridges, this is a very respectable packet to add to your display. (0131) $95

 

No. 2  WWI REM-UMC US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL UNOPENED PACKET:  This full unopened packet retains a very good, legible label, “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, Caliber .45 M1911”.  There is some wear to the edges of the label, but it does not affect the printing in any way.  The packet is full form and both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact.  This packet was acquired with several identical packets with the same manufacturer’s data and the other packets contained cartridges head stamped “REM UMC 18” indicating they were manufactured in 1918.  The similarity of the packets to each other and that the labels bear the same label data, it is safe to assume this packet contains the same "REM-UMC 18" headstamped cartridges.  An excellent packet to add to your display.   SOLD

 

No. 3  WESTERN CARTRIDGE COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – EXCELLENT “LIKE NEW” PACKET - CARTRIDGES HEADSTAMPED 1942:  Manufactured by the Western Cartridge Company during World War Two, this sealed packet retains an excellent, legible label, “20 Cartridges Pistol Ball, Caliber .45 M1911”.  The packet is unopened and the label is complete, showing no wear.  This packet was acquired with an identical packet with the same manufacturer’s lot number “6310”, and the way the label was positioned over the top panel of the other packet, one end of the panel could an be lifted sufficiently to read the cartridge head stamp “WCC 42” indicating the cartridges were manufactured in 1942.  As both packets bear the same lot number, this packet presumably contains cartridges dated 1942 as well.  Packets from this early production lot of ammunition, manufactured in the first full year of the United States’ involvement in World War Two, must survive in very low numbers today.  These early packets are becoming scarce and difficult to find.  In a very few years, I fully expect they will have disappeared from the market all together.  SOLD

 

No. 4  REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – EXCELLENT “LIKE NEW” PACKET - CARTRIDGES HEADSTAMPED 1942:  Manufactured by the Remington Arms Company during World War Two, this packet retains an excellent, legible label, “50 Cartridges Pistol Ball, Caliber .45 M1911”.  This style of packet was not sealed, having the flaps at both ends.  The packet is full form with no damage, no significant soiling, and the  label is complete, fully legible and shows no wear.  The cartridges are head stamped “R A 42” indicating the cartridges were manufactured in 1942.  Packets from this early production lot of ammunition, manufactured in the first full year of the United States’ involvement in World War Two, must survive in very low numbers today, as these early packets are becoming scarce and difficult to find.  In a very few years, I fully expect they will have disappeared from the market all together.  SOLD

 

No. 5  FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 ACP BALL CARTRIDGE - DATED 1932:  A standard issue .45 Caliber ACP Ball Cartridge, headstamped "F A 32" - excellent condition.  $8 

 

No. 6 REMINGTON ARMS CARTRIDGE COMPANY NATIONAL MATCH COMMEMORATIVE CHROMED .45 ACP DUMMY CARTRIDGE - DATED 1965:  A real collector piece, this is a commemorative chromed .45 Caliber ACP Dummy Cartridge manufactured by Remington Arms for the National Match competition in 1965,  headstamped "RA 65 NM" - excellent condition.  $25

 

No. REMINGTON PETERS .45 AUTO RIM BALL CARTRIDGE:  Headstamped "R-P" - excellent condition.  $5 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 

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