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Title: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
Post by: Marcruger on May 30, 2019, 10:52:36 PM
Hi Folks,

I came into six percussion tins filled with caps.  I am trying to figure out how old they are.  Here is a photo of the front:

(https://i.ibb.co/Y8J13TG/Percussion-caps-front.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GkG803j)

The top two are RWS and say Made in Western Germany, so I am guessing 1945 to 1990 range.  Sealed.

The next two are vintage "Remington Arms Company, Inc,. Bridgeport Conn." United States Musket Caps tins.  I am guessing 1880 to around WWI period? 

Bottom left is a green Remington UMC "Central Fire" Percussion Caps tin.  Still sealed.  I am guessing 1930s or 1940s?
Bottom right is another Remington tin.  I think it is recent, meant to look old? 

(https://i.ibb.co/94SGfJ3/Percussion-caps-back.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VC53hdp)


(https://i.ibb.co/t4p5xn3/Percussion-caps-angle.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dr4yLX7)
I would really appreciate any advice from the experts.
God Bless,   Marc
Title: Re: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
Post by: Greg Pennell on May 31, 2019, 12:43:08 AM
Neat find, Marc!  I can’t help any with ages, but they sure look like they’re in excellent condition.

Greg
Title: Re: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
Post by: FDR on May 31, 2019, 02:53:24 AM
I used to buy the top 2 (RWS) from Dixie in the 1950's.  The bottom right (white) Remington can is from about 1970. Have no idea on the others.


Fred
Title: Re: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
Post by: Marcruger on June 01, 2019, 12:37:19 AM
Many thanks.  I found out that the small green one is pre-1922.  Interesting.   :-)    God Bless,   Marc