Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 838: 24-Round Box of MBA Gyrojet Wadcutter Rockets

Auction Date: December 2, 2016

Scarce Box of Twenty-Four (24) MBA Gyrojet "Wadcutter" Cartridges

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Scarce Box of Twenty-Four (24) MBA Gyrojet "Wadcutter" Cartridges

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Gauge: 13 mm Rocket
Item Views: 744
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 227
Class: Other

All 24 rounds are unmarked with the 4-vent breech arrangement and the "wadcutter" profile shallow pointed tip arrangement. The plain cardboard box is from Tharco of Oakland, California (known manufacturer of MBA Gyrojet pistol boxes), and includes a loose note from MB Associates regarding the wadcutter design.

Rating Definition:

Very good with some dark spots on the cartridges and some wear and hand markings on the box, including an old merchant's note listing a price of $36 for the box or $1.50 per round. Additional Information: These are late production cartridges that measure approximately 12.9 mm diameter and they have four ports on the base of the cartridge.

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