Y1272 Complete Packet of 12 Eley Patent Wire Cartridges 12 Gauge 1 3/8 oz. Shot
Description: Here is a complete packet of 12 12 gauge patent wire shot cartridges. These do not contain powder. They are lead shot wrapped in a small wire cage and wrapped in paper. These were in use from the late 1820's up until the late 1800's. This package still has the original paper label on one end. I have included a photograph of one opened end. The thick outer paper is intact with a few holes and tears near the corners and seams.
Measures: 3.900" x 2.163" x 1.491"
Reference: RBTRF Vol. 4 Pg. 220