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Offline licker420

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32 short rimfire cartridges in original box (old)
« on: October 30, 2005, 09:05:04 am »
I'm trying to find out what these cartridges are worth or maybe how old.
Anything you can tell me about them.
I may decide to sell.
50cartridges in the box,
remington arms- union metallic cartridge company
.32 short 80 grain
union metallic cartridge works Bridgeport Conn.
The bullet casing has the U head stamp


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32 short rimfire cartridges in original box
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 08:43:40 pm »
All Rem-UMC cartridge marked boxes date to post 1912, when the two companies merged. If you can give me a description of the box, I might give you some idea of the time it was produced. Value will depend on the condition of the box and cartridges, plus the year of mfg.
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.32 short rimfire
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2005, 07:12:33 pm »
Sorry so late,,the box is mostly re with yellowish plaid around the edge.
It reads.
.32 shortm R.F.
50 cartridges
Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co.
ammunition & firearms
Union Metallic Cartrige Works
Bridgeport. Conn. U.S.A.
there is a picture of the bullet in the center with U head stamp and 32 short on the brass, to the left is a yellow circle with remington, then UMC under that, both in the circle.
To the right of the bullet pic. it says 80 GRS.
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They are black powder rounds.
The box has been covered in scotch tape and is90% legible, just the bottom there is a few spots you can't read, the bottom reads of the guarantee
I do have some pics or can take more if this isn't enough.
Thanks so much for the help,
Eric
Feel free to e-mail me also I seem to check that more often

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32 short rimfire cartridges in original box
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2005, 07:31:25 pm »
Thanks for all the details on your .32 RF ammo. From the description I would guess they are from just before, or just after WWI. The tape on the box will detract quite a bit from it's value, but still the ammo and remaining box are desireable, as they are intact. I see similar boxes of ammo sell for between $50-$100, and it depends on who's buying it, or where it's sold, as to what it will get. Wish I could narrow it down closer for you, but it's not that clear cut.
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Re: 32 short rimfire cartridges in original box (old)
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006, 02:53:59 pm »
Lickey I bought a box of 25 rimfire at the Tulsa gunshow this past spring un-opened like new for $60.00 I would guess the 32 rimfire to be about the same if the box was like new, with the tape on it will be a little less.  JIM