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Title: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on October 07, 2019, 03:46:40 pm
Taking a pole of the three labels.  Which do you like the best.  I'm not saying my choice yet.

1) Created by me based on an original 12 cartridge pack label

(https://i.imgur.com/SdzLUXU.jpg)

2)  Original Winchester .44 Colt label

(https://i.imgur.com/9WqWozK.jpg)

3)  Original US Cartridge Corporation box label

(https://i.imgur.com/8u7lhj9.jpg)

Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Coal Creek Griff on October 07, 2019, 03:54:32 pm
Well, I personally like #3.  The picture of "Colt's New" revolver, the phrase "Central Fire", the spelling of "calibre" all add up to the essence of cool.

CC Griff
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: The Pathfinder on October 07, 2019, 04:10:18 pm
Can we vote for all three? ;D I like no. 1, but I am an old GI.
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Black River Smith on October 07, 2019, 05:11:14 pm
I based mine, back in the late 90's, off of #2.  Used basically the same one as you listed.  I did that one because it was going into a Remington and then later for the '72 Open Top, if I deemed necessary.

Now if it was to be used in or strictly for the Richards then I would go with #3.  Really like that label and they kept the same general pattern for the SAA 45 boxes.

But for me, now, I just don't feel the need to do all the work to create #3 even though I have the Richards II in 44Spec and will only shoot 44Colts in it.  No-one but me would appreciate or see that work or effort, since I don't shoot competition any longer.

So my vote is #2 since I believe you are putting them in your 'new' '72's.

BRS
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on October 07, 2019, 05:22:39 pm
I have been using No. 3 for several years:

(https://i.imgur.com/a5P4F9F.jpg)

I paste the JPEG into a word doc, and size to the Cheyenne Cartridge box.  on a 45 box, its 4.75" x 2.5".  On a 44. Russian box, about 4.5" x 2.25".  I put three on a page, print on a color printer, then cut out.  I put a thin layer of rubber cement on the box and the label, and let dry.  Then I stick it on.  It can be removed later if you want to change style.
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Coffinmaker on October 07, 2019, 08:41:16 pm

# Three.
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Smokey Dave on October 08, 2019, 06:35:56 pm
I like #1. It reminds me of a Colt Paper Cartridge box. It also has the cartridge info on it, like the powder charge and bullet weight.
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Tuolumne Lawman on October 08, 2019, 06:46:56 pm
I like #1. It reminds me of a Colt Paper Cartridge box. It also has the cartridge info on it, like the powder charge and bullet weight.

That is a copy of an original 12 cartridge packet.  I merely changed it to "50" from "12" cartridges and made a box label. I found it in McDowell's book.  I used it when I was shooting a Richards and a 1858 conversion.

30 grains of powder and a 225 grain, .451" diameter bullet would have made it more of a thumper than the .45 Schofield with 27-28 grains.  The Army eventually downloaded their 45 Colt to 30 grains of powder and a 255 grain, and civilian loads were dialed back to 35 grains.
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Crow Choker on October 08, 2019, 10:42:40 pm
I like all three of them, #2 has a distinct 'ol' timey look to it, something you'd maybe find while rummaging around in the house of a long passed old bachelor that was rumoured to have been a shooter in bygone years, but I'll cast my vote for #3. Something about it that makes ya wanna dig out the guns and ammo and go shootin. Or at least head for the loadin bench.  ;D
Title: Re: A poll on .44 Colt box labels"
Post by: Isom on October 09, 2019, 12:48:14 pm
#3's my favorite .