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Offline Marcruger

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Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
« 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:



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? 





I would really appreciate any advice from the experts.
God Bless,   Marc

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
« Reply #1 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
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Offline FDR

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Re: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
« Reply #2 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.


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Offline Marcruger

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Re: Age advice - Percussion Cap Tins?
« Reply #3 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