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Picture album of Cartridge box labels (updated 11/30/08)
« on: October 31, 2008, 04:11:48 PM »
I have been collecting these for quite some time. Over the last couple of years I have shared these with many of our members. Some of these labels are cropped and cleaned up already, most are not. I use New Print Shop to do this work but if a certain label interests you and you do not have the resources feel free to contact me and I'll help! ;)

Many of these cartridge box labels apply to Remington revolvers past and present (and there are "combustible" box labels here too) and many of them don't. But almost all of us have interest in other firearms ;D

I will add content about box construction, label material and so on as time goes by.

Also if any of you photoshop and improve these labels, please send me a file copy so I can add them to the photobucket pages!

Here is the link:

http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c91/buckoff123/labels/

Most of them are in order of cartridge size (by number). Go to the bottom and click VIEW ALL to see them in their entirety.

Click and enjoy!

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 05:03:09 PM »
That is really cool!!!

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 06:38:12 PM »
I was off work a few months ago recuperating from carpal tunnel surgery.  Had a lot of time on my hands.  Made this box for my 32 S&W Longs.  Modeled it after one of the same labels on your Photobucket album.  (With a few changes).  Thought you would get a kick out of it.


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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 07:02:15 PM »
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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 07:31:22 PM »
Wow, that is an awesome collection you have there, and many thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 10:25:21 PM »
Howdy Hoof..... great idea to bring this subject back to life.  Cartridge boxes are one of my favorite things with this sport.
Thanks for posting your album.

Rusty Spurr,...that's a mighty fine creation of a .32 cartridge box you made. I like your creativity. By the way, that Woodchuck Lard lube hits mighty close to home with me. I'll bet it's slicker than ewe-lard,...hehe
Thanks for posting your photos.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 12:35:12 AM »
Nice collection.  Thanks for posting . . . .  :)
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 08:42:42 AM »


Rusty Spurr,...that's a mighty fine creation of a .32 cartridge box you made. I like your creativity. By the way, that Woodchuck Lard lube hits mighty close to home with me. I'll bet it's slicker than ewe-lard,...hehe
Thanks for posting your photos.  :)
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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008, 09:34:51 AM »
Outstanding collection, pard. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008, 09:44:49 AM »
Thanks

All of ya'all  :D

My intention here is to provide a source for making cartridge boxes. So let's get some replies up about:

Construction
Materials
Places to buy
Etceteras

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2008, 04:26:21 PM »
River City John,.......thanks for posting those nice labels. I like that Winchester .45 Cal picture box.
Good idea about making the 2-piece boxes with the string opener. Is that how they originally packaged them, with the string opener? Clever idea. I somehow thought that the purchaser just slit the seam with a sharp knife . 

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2008, 06:26:31 PM »
I made up some custom 12 ga boxes a couple years ago.  Just checked the gun cabinet here in my "rollin' bunkhouse" and don't have any of 'em with me.  Will get down home soon and will be able to post some pictures.   Was a fun project.  Gave a box full of brass shell loads to a freind for Xmas that year and he was more thrilled with the box than the shells . . .  ;D
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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2008, 08:24:33 PM »






Here are some "just for fun" ammo boxes I made for me and some friends. I plan to do more when I get retired and have more free time. I have a bunch of ideas...

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2008, 09:07:45 PM »
Now we're getting the ball rollin' boys!

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I hope you don't mind, but I copied yer labels into the photobucket so they'll be available for posterity ;)
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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2008, 01:10:38 AM »
Now we're getting the ball rollin' boys!

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I hope you don't mind, but I copied yer labels into the photobucket so they'll be available for posterity ;)
;D ;D And I hope you don't mind, I copied several of your full-frontal images of labels into my log of cartridge labels for future use.
Check out the three threads in the NCOWS Forum on 19th Century labels for sharing. The entire article has many contributions and tips for labeling in general, plus cartridge labels in particular. Be aware that the three threads are scheduled for deletion at the end of this month as they have been on that forum for over a year, so don't dawdle!

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 05:11:27 PM »
River

It is too bad that threads like yours can't be maintained for a longer period, they are WAY too useful to be lost...

just my thoughts..

thanks for your posts

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 06:38:26 PM »
Hoof Hearted, any chance you can give dates of manufacture on the 44WCF and 44-40 boxes?

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 07:03:38 PM »
Without going through a lengthy process ::)
I can tell you "probably after 1873" ;)

Let's see if anyone else has some info...................
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2008, 08:00:00 PM »
Without going through a lengthy process ::)
I can tell you "probably after 1873" ;)

Let's see if anyone else has some info...................

lol, I'd say at least between 1873 and 1945

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Re: Picture album of Cartridge box labels
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2008, 05:07:59 PM »
Was reading somewhere that it was thought that the 44-40 or rather the 44 WCF boxes where split boxes during the 1870s and 1880s.

Anyone?

 

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