Collectible Ammunition

Specializing in Civil War and Indian War Cartridges and Packets

Updated April 28, 2019

Order

(304) 886-8200

acwrelics@gmail.com

All items are 100% guaranteed to be authentic or as described!

All ammunition sold here is sold as "Collectable/Display Ammunition" and is not meant or guaranteed to fire! Most of the ammunition we sell is well over 100 years old!

All must be shipped UPS ground. The minimum shipping charge for ammo is $15.00. All paper cartridges will be shipped in coin tubes with cotton padding!

No International Shipping on Ammunition!!!!

Shipping to the Lower 48 States Only!!

As of January 1, 2018 we will no longer be shipping antique ammunition to the State of California.

All cartridges or packets of ammunition are described to the best of our abilities!

Home

New Items

Buckles & Plates

Accoutrements

Buttons

Artillery

Antietam Relics

Bullets & Cartridges

Cartridges

Cavalry Items

Insignia

Excavated Items

Non-Excavated Items

Currency

Firearms

Swords & Blades

Images

Indian War

World War I

World War II

Civil War Gift Sets

Used Reference Books

Order

Consignments

Selling Your Items?

New Items Notification

Links

 

Thank you for your patience while I transfer all of the items over to their new pages. We will have two categories. Pre-1866 and Post-1865. This should allow you to find what you are looking for.

Click Here for Pre-1866 and Civil War Cartridges

 

Click Here for Post-1865 Cartridges

Rifle and Musket Cartridges

Click Here to See a Listing of Maynard Cartridges

Y1112     .58 Internally Primed Brass Cased Cartridge

Description: Scarce version with the drawn brass casing. Some believe these were manufactured in South America. 

Measures:    OAL 1.773"   CL 1.212"

Price: 165.00

Y1130     .58 Copper Cased Internally Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge with two very small dents on one side.

Measures:    OAL 1.702"  CL 1.206"

Price: $125.00

Y1138    Cut Off Head for a .58 W.R.A.Co. .58 Musket Cartridge

Description: Nicely sectioned head showing the internal base of the cartridge casing.

Measures:  D .734"

Price: $20.00

Y1125     .58 Dangerfield & Lefever (NPE) New Primed Empty Cartridge Ca. 1872

Description: Excellent New Primed Empty shell casing for the Dangerfield & Lefever.

Measures:    OAL  2.128"

Price: $125.00

Y1119     .58 Musket Cartridge (Berdan Primed / W.R.A.Co. / 58 MUSKET)

Description: Nice cartridge for the .58 musket with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company headstamp for .58 Musket.

Measures:    OAL 2.180"  CL 1.687"

Price: $65.00

Y1121     .58 Musket Cartridge (Berdan Primed with Iron Cup)

Description: Nice cartridge for the .58 musket. This one is Berdan Primed with an iron cup.

Measures:    OAL 2.069"  CL 1.656"

Price: $65.00

Y1132     .58 Blank Musket Cartridge (Full Charge / Berdan Primed)

Description: Nice blank cartridge for the .58 musket. This one has a straight case and a rolled crimp over the paper wad.

Measures:    OAL 1.590"

Price: $20.00

Y1134     .58 Blank Musket Cartridge (Full Charge)

Description: Nice blank cartridge for the .58 musket. This one is slightly necked at the top.

Measures:    OAL 1.652"

Price: $20.00

Y1139     .58 Brass Cased Musket Cartridge (Orcutt Primer)

Description: Nice cartridge with an Orcutt primer. There is one small tarnished area on the side of this cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 2.117"  CL 1.639"

Price: $75.00

Y1141     .58 Roberts Cartridge (Brass Casing / Berdan Primed) Ca. 1870

Description: Nice cartridge with no issues. Hoyem states, "This is the cartridge for the Roberts centerfire breech-loading conversions with breechblock hinged as in the Peabody with operating lever along the upper tang."

Measures:    OAL 1.895"  CL 1.354"

Price: $60.00

Y1133     .58 Remington Carbine Cartridge (Copper Casing / Berdan Primed)

Description: Nice cartridge known as the .58 Remington carbine cartridge. This example has a nice drawn copper casing with a brass Berdan primer

Measures:    OAL 1.733"  CL 1.228"

Price: $50.00 Sale Pending!

Y1122     Frankford Arsenal .58 Benet Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice internally primed cartridge for the early conversion muskets.

Measures:    OAL 1.711"  CL 1.200"

Price: $80.00

Y1103     .58 Internally Cup Primed (Benet) Cartridge "Button Head"

Description: Here is a nice internally primed cartridge. This is a variant of the cup primed or Benet primed cartridge. This style is known as the "button head" due to the appearance of the raised center. This was designed to prevent cracking of the casing on the head.

Measures:    OAL 1.714"  CL 1.212"

Price: $65.00

Y1128       .50 Externally Primed Carbine Cartridge by The Winchester Repeating Arms Company

Description: Nice cartridge with a headstamp that reads, "W.R.A.CO / 50 CARB."

Measures:    OAL 1.778"  CL 1.361"

Price: $35.00

Y1104      .50-45 Benet Primed Cartridge (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Nice internally primed cartridge for the .50 Cadet Rifle. These are also known as carbine cartridges.

Measures:    OAL 1.763"  CL 1.344"

Price: $35.00

Y1120     .50-45 Bar Anvil Primed Cartridge (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Nice cartridge for the .50 Cadet Rifle. This one is crimped very close to the base.

Measures:    OAL 1.755"  CL 1.284"

Price: $40.00

Y1115     .58 Internally Cup Primed (Benet) Cartridge "Button Head"

Description: Here is a nice internally primed cartridge. This is a variant of the cup primed or Benet primed cartridge. This style is known as the "button head" due to the appearance of the raised center. This was designed to prevent cracking of the casing on the head.

Measures:    OAL 1.718"  CL 1.227"

Price: $65.00

Y1003     Scarce .58 Rimfire Cartridge by Fitch, Van Vechten & Co.

Description: Excellent .58 cartridge for the .58 conversion muskets. This one has a clear headstamp and is an excellent example.

Headstamp: "F.V.V. &Co."

Measures:    OAL 1.693"  CL 1.216"

Reference: Barber Pg. 28

Price: $325.00 Sale Pending!

Y537     17mm Swiss Cartridge?

Description: Nice cartridge without any issues. .69/17mm.

Measures:    L 3.181"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $150.00

Y325     .58 Benet Internal Primed Ball Cartridge for the Early Conversion Muskets

Description: Here are four very nice cartridges for the early Conversion Rifles issued in 1866. These would make an excellent condition to any cartridge collection.

Measures:    L 1.707

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $95.00 Each Two Left!

Y796     .50-45 Bar Anvil Primed Cartridge (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Nice cartridge for the .50 Cadet Rifle. This one is crimped very close to the base.

Measures:    OAL 1.747"   CL 1.286"

Price: $45.00

Y466     Frankford Arsenal .50-45 Bar Anvil Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge for the .50 Cadet Rifle. This one is coated in lacquer which could be removed if desired.

Measures:    L 1.727"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00

Y822     Frankford Arsenal .45 Blank Cartridge Headstamped F/3/90

Description: Nice complete brass cased blank cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal in March of 1890.

Measures:    OAL 1.844"

Price: $15.00

Carbine / Shotgun Cartridges

Y1242     Frankford Arsenal .50/55 Benet Primed Ball Cartridge for Carbine

Description: Nice Benet primed cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 2.158"  CL 1.772"

Price: $65.00

Y502     Frankford Arsenal .50/55 Benet Primed Ball Cartridge for Carbine

Description: Very nice cartridge. This one has some writing on the side that could be removed with rubbing alcohol. Indian War era!

Measures:    L 2.156"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $65.00

Pistol and Revolver Cartridges

Y1092     .41 (75 Bore) Needle Gun Cartridge by Eley of London

Description: Here is an excellent example of a needle gun cartridge produced by Eley of London. This example has an dark blue sticker attached to the base.

Measures:   OAL 1.321"

Price: $40.00

Y920     No. 30 .28 Ellis & White Patent Cupfire Revolver Cartridge for the Plant Revolver

Description: Excellent No. 30 cartridge produced by the American Metallic Ammunition Company. This is a post Civil War cartridge.

Measures:    D .303"  OAL .938"

Price: $20.00 Sale Pending!

Y921     No. 30 .28 Ellis & White Patent Cupfire Revolver Cartridge for the Plant Revolver

Description: Nice early .28 cupfire cartridge without a headstamp.

Measures:    D .297"  OAL .951"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 3 No. 979-980

Price: $15.00

Y919     No. 30 .28 Ellis & White Patent Cupfire Revolver Cartridge for the Plant Revolver

Description: Nice early .28 cupfire cartridge without a headstamp.

Measures:    D .301"  OAL .928"

Reference: RBTRF Vol. 3 No. 979-980

Price: $15.00

Y895     9.95 mm (.38) Tesching Needle Fire Ball Cartridge (Rimmed)

Description: Nice German Tesching style cartridge. These were produced in Germany/Austria for the small pistols. This one is in excellent shape!

Measures:    OAL 1.579"

Price: $75.00 SOLD

Y875     9.95 mm (.38) Tesching Needle Fire Shot Cartridge (Rimmed)

Description: Nice German Tesching style cartridge. These were produced in Germany/Austria for the small pistols. This one is in excellent shape with "1417" written on the bottom. This one has the small pasteboard disc on the bottom.

Measures:    OAL 1.419"

Price: $55.00 SOLD

Y883     9.95 mm (.38) Tesching Needle Fire Ball Cartridge (Rimless)

Description: Nice German Tesching style cartridge. These were produced in Germany/Austria for the small pistols. This one is in excellent shape with "1414" written on the bottom.

Measures:    D .416"  OAL 1.319

Price: $45.00 SOLD

Y859     .50 Benet Primed Remington Army Pistol Cartridge (Long Shot Variant)

Description: Here is a very nice .50 shot cartridge with an extremely long wooden sabot.

Measures:    OAL 1.905"  CL .877"

Price: $65.00

Y866     .50 Martin Primed Cartridge for the .50 Remington Army Pistol (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Here is a very nice Martin primed cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal. This variation with the necked cartridge is meant for the .50 Army revolver.

Measures:    OAL 1.256"  CL .900

Price: $95.00

Y862     .50 Benet Primed Cartridge for the .50 Remington Army Pistol (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Excellent necked cartridge for the .50 Remington Army pistol.

Measures:    OAL 1.239"  CL .869

Price: $30.00

Y905     .50 Berdan Primed Shot Cartridge for the 1876 Remington Navy Pistol (UMC) Union Metallic Cartridge Company

Description: Very nice Berdan primed cartridge by UMC. This one has a wooden sabot filled with shot. Some people refer to these as forager rounds.

Measures:    OAL 1.369"  CL .892"

Price: $30.00

Y870     .50 Benet Primed Cartridge for the 1876 Remington Navy Pistol

Description: This is a very nice example for the Navy pistol. Please note, this differs from the Army pistol as the cartridge isn't necked.

Measures:    OAL 1.244"  CL .870"

Price: $50.00

Y898     .50 Berdan Primed Cartridge for the 1876 Remington Navy Pistol (UMC) Union Metallic Cartridge Company

Description: Here is a very nice cartridge for the Remington Navy Pistol. This particular round is Berdan primed.

Measures:    OAL 1.275"  CL .873"

Price: $35.00

Y911     .50 Remington Navy Pistol Cartridge Manufactured by Winchester

Description: Nice early Winchester cartridge with the copper primer. This variant has the small font headstamp. There are two small dents in the casing.

Measures:    OAL 1.301"

Headstamped: W.R.A.Co / 50-Pistol (Small Font)

Price: $20.00

Y885     .45 Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal .45 COLT/S&W Cartridges

Description:  These were produced for the Model 1873 Colt Army & 1875 Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. This was a very popular round and they are becoming harder and harder to find! These rounds are shorter than the earlier .45 Colt cartridges which made issuing ammunition a lot easier.

Measures:   OAL 1.436"  CL 1.113"

Price: $30.00

Y871     .44 Martin Primed Colt Revolver Cartridge (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Here is a very nice example of a .44 Martin primed Colt cartridge. This type is a little taller than the .44 Martin primed cartridge for the Smith & Wesson.

Measures:    OAL 1.552"  CL 1.068"

Price: $45.00

Y861     .44 Martin Primed Smith & Wesson Cartridge (Frankford Arsenal)

Description: Here is a very nice Martin primed cartridge produced at the Frankford Arsenal.

Measures:    OAL 1.457"  CL .906"

Price: $45.00

Y826     .44 Short Rimfire Cartridge by Union Metallic Cartridge company

Description: Non excavated cartridge that's engraved .44 SHORT on the side. This one is headstamped "U" for the Union Metallic Cartridge Company.

Measures:    OAL 1.165  CL .634

Reference: Barber Pg. 49

Price: $5.00

Y818     Frankford Arsenal .44 Smith & Wesson Martin Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice example without any writing on the side.

Measures:    OAL 1.454"  CL .882"

Price: $40.00

Y748     .39 Plant Cupfire Cartridge for the No. 42 Army Revolver

Description: Nice cartridge with a heavy crimp mark around the middle holding the bullet in place. The bullet in this example has a rounded tip.

Measures:    L 1.133"

Reference: TT#50C

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $40.00

Y747     .39 Plant Cupfire Cartridge for the No. 42 Army Revolver

Description: Nice cartridge with a light crimp mark around the middle holding the bullet in place. The bullet in this example has a pointed tip.

Measures:   L 1.094"

Reference: TT#50C

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $40.00

Y931     .40 Derringer Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Nice early cartridge without the headstamp!

Measures:    OAL .930"  CL .467"

Reference: TT#14

Price: $25.00 Sale Pending!

Y528     12mm Perrin Revolver Cartridge (Inside Primed)

Description: Minty cartridge for the Perrin revolver. This one has 571F/12mm written on the side.

Measures:    L .985"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $25.00

Y358     .45 Internally Primed Frankford Arsenal .45 COLT/S&W Cartridges

Description:  Here are a few very nice and minty cartridges which are internally primed. These were produced for the Model 1873 Colt Army & 1875 Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. This was a very popular round and they are becoming harder and harder to find! These rounds are shorter than the earlier .45 Colt cartridges which made issuing ammunition a lot easier.

Measures:   L 1.449"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $30.00

Y630   Lot of Two Frankford Arsenal .45 Smith & Wesson Benet Primed Blank Cartridges

Description: Two nice blank cartridges for the .45 Smith & Wesson. Both of these are slightly different and are in excellent shape.

Price: $20.00 for both

Y627     Frankford Arsenal .44 Smith & Wesson Martin Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge with writing on the side that could be removed if desired.

Measures:    L 1.458"

Price: $45.00

Y626     Frankford Arsenal .44 Smith & Wesson Martin Primed Cartridge

Description: Nice cartridge with writing on the side that could be removed if desired.

Measures:    L 1.403"

Price: $45.00

Y625     Frankford Arsenal .44 Colt Martin Primed Cartridge

Description: Excellent Martin primed cartridge with writing on the side that could be removed if desired.

Measures:    L 1.581"

Price: $45.00

Y624     Frankford Arsenal .44 Colt Benet Primed Cartridge

Description: Excellent benet primed cartridge intended for use with the .44 Colt Richards Conversion revolver. This one has been shellacked and identified on the side with a marker that could be removed if desired.

Measures:    L 1.546"

Price: $40.00

Y356     .50 Frankford Arsenal Pistol Cartridge for the Model 1871 Remington Army Single Shot Pistol

Description: Here is an excellent cartridge for the last single shot pistol in the United States. These bullets have a little oxidation on the nose but are otherwise in "right out of the box" condition! The would make a great addition to any cartridge collection!

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $30.00 Each

Y430     Eley 75 Bore (.41) Needle Gun Cartridge with Blue Label

Description: Here is a very nice 75 bore needle gun cartridge produced by Eley Brothers of London. This one is in great shape and still has the blue paper label on the bottom. These were popular cartridges from the 1850's through the 1890's.

Measures:     L  1.285"

Price: $40.00

Y406     .28 Frontloading Cupfire Cartridge for the Plant Revolver

Description: Nice cartridge for the .28 Plant Revolver.

Measures:    L .938 

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $20.00

 

Order Return To Top Home