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US MILITARY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKETS AND SINGLE CARTRIDGES - FRANKFORD ARSENAL & CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS - 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 REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY-UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL PACKET - CARTRIDGES HEADSTAMPED 1918:  Manufactured by the Remington Arms - Union Metallic Cartridge Company during World War One, these packets were produced under contract to meet the need for ammunition after the United States entered the war. 

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. 

No. 1A  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. 1B  WWI REM-UMC US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL OPENED PACKET:  This full packet has been opened, however it retains a very good, legible label, “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, Caliber .45 M1911”.  The packet is full form and both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact.  The right end of the front label has been secured with clear tape, but there is no loss of any of the printing on the label.  All twenty of the cartridges are present and head stamped “REM UMC 18” indicating they were manufactured in 1918.  SOLD

 

No. 1C  WWI REM-UMC US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET – FULL OPENED PACKET:  This full packet has been opened, however it retains a very good, legible label, “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, Caliber .45 M1911” with only minor surface loss to the top edge of the label panel.  The packet is full form, both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact, and one end panel has a neatly done repair that is not particularly noticeable.  All twenty of the cartridges are present and head stamped “REM UMC 18” indicating they were manufactured in 1918.  SOLD

 

No. 1D  WWI REM-UMC US ARMY ISSUE .45 CALIBER ACP AMMUNITION PACKET:  This packet has been opened, with some loss of the label.  The majority of the printed legend remains, with the loss confined to the left side of the label.  The remainder of the label is complete and legible.  The packet is otherwise in full form, both of the cloth pull tabs are present and intact, and one end panel has a neatly done repair that is not particularly noticeable.  Eighteen of the twenty cartridges are present and head stamped “REM UMC 18” indicating they were manufactured in 1918.  In spite of the obvious wear, this packet is still a good representative example of a scarce WWI packet.  (0320)  $35

 

No. 2  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. 3  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. 4  FRANKFORD ARSENAL .45 ACP BALL CARTRIDGE - DATED 1932:  A standard issue .45 Caliber ACP Ball Cartridge, headstamped "F A 32" - excellent condition.  $8 

 

No. 5  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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