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Offline Kyle791

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Date these percussion cap tins?
« on: August 15, 2020, 04:44:31 AM »
Does anyone know the approximate date of manufacture on these percussion cap tins? One is Union Metallic Cartridge Co and the other is Eley Brothers London.




Offline mr. no gold

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Re: Date these percussion cap tins?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 05:27:57 AM »
Nice to see some good original, old percussion cap tins. Thank you for posting them. The 'UMC' is early to late 1900s. I used to use this brand when I would shoot some. The lower is a Japanned English tin and dates to the mid 1800s, as this is often the type that Colt used in some cased revolver set ups. Nice to see one in really good condition. They often are heavily flaked and scratched.
Dick

Offline Kyle791

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Re: Date these percussion cap tins?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 01:41:28 AM »
Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!

Offline Elk Hunter

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Re: Date these percussion cap tins?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 04:15:39 PM »
IIRC Remington bought out UMC about 1913 so the UMC tin should pre-date the buy out.