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Lot 1461: Two Sealed Tropical Tins of .470 Nitro Express Cartridges

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 20, 2023

Lot 1461: Two Sealed Tropical Tins of .470 Nitro Express Cartridges

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 20, 2023

Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300

Two Sealed Tropical Tins of .470 Nitro Express Cartridges

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Gauge: 470 Nitro Express
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Class: Other
Description:

The lot includes to sealed metal boxes containing .470 Nitro Express ammunition, one by Kynoch with a partial label, the other is unknown and unlabeled. Both appear to contain 10 rounds each. These sealed tin packages of ammunition were popular in the early 20th century for protecting it from the tropical environments in which it was mostly used, hence the name Tropical Tin.

Rating Definition:

The Kynoch box is good, the label is mostly absent, the lid shows moderate oxidation, and intact seal. The unknown box is very good with no label, light marks, and intact seals.



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