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November 7, 2021 - 11:09 pm
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Today I had the opportunity to buy a large collection of ammunition. Here is a picture of the first half of the boxes. Wich do you like best?

 

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In addition, I finally found a long-sought treasure.

 

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Greetings from Germany

 

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The Henry box

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Lucky dog.

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Here is a picture from the second half

 

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Is it okay to ask what this impressive collection cost?

I wish I was so lucky!

Is any of it for sale?

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It was a low five-digit amount.

 

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I’m a little partial to red boxes but there’s not a cull in the entire herd. Someone likely spent decades gathering that collection. Very nice!

 

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You’re right. It was 40 years of life collecting.

 

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The Henry box

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I agree, but I also like the UMC box of 38 CLMR ammo.   Been looking for a 44 box for a long time.

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I am curious the bullet weight of the “45-70 Extra Heavy Solid Head”, the box on the bottom left in the first picture.

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Oh wow. Well done! A lifetime of collecting and you got it in one swoop. 

The fun is now sorting through them all and finding out how rare some of it actually is! The condition of most is amazing

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Very nice find & acquisition. They will make an awesome display.

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The caliber is very impressive.

 

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This box is not shown in the Cartridge book.  I have singles but have never seen a box for sale.  One of the top 3 in your collection in my opinion.  Some of the Sharps boxes are nice but I have little to no experience with Sharps boxes.

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This box is not shown in the Cartridge book.  I have singles but have never seen a box for sale.  One of the top 3 in your collection in my opinion.  Some of the Sharps boxes are nice but I have little to no experience with Sharps boxes.  

Are you referring to the 45 Express box?

I have the exact same (identical) box, and also one each for the 40 Express and 38 Express in the same box.

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Bert H. said

Are you referring to the 45 Express box?

I have the exact same (identical) box, and also one each for the 40 Express and 38 Express in the same box.

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Yes, I have singles of the 3 Express calibers but no boxes.  What do you think Steff’s box is worth?  Ammo alone is probably worth $300 to $500?

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Chuck said

Yes, I have singles of the 3 Express calibers but no boxes.  What do you think Steff’s box is worth?  Ammo alone is probably worth $300 to $500?  

Chuck,

The individual cartridges are worth $75 – $90 each (depending on the condition).  The complete box is worth $1,500 – $1,800.

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Wow! It’s unbelievable what is paid for it in the US.

I have a second box in worse condition with primed cases in it. However, nowhere on the box is it noted that it is only brass.

 

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My guess is that the box has fired and re primed cases.

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Chuck said
My guess is that the box has fired and re primed cases.  

I second that opinion.

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