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Winchester 44 Long Rimfire Ammo

Winchester Brand

Circa 1870

A ULTRA rare and difficult to find box of antique Winchester 44 Long Rimfire ammo cartridges.

This box of antique Winchester 44 Long Rim Fire cartridges, were much more powerful than the 44 Henry RF cartridges. These cartridges could be used in the Colt 44 Rim Fire Single Action Revolvers made in 1877 and 1878, as well as other period revolvers with “bored through” cylinders. The 44 Long RF would not chamber in to guns that were built for the 44 Henry RF cartridge, i.e. the Henry Rifle or 1866 Winchesters.  The 44 Long RF was originally a popular rifle cartridge that was developed in the late 1860’s.  But faded from use after the introduction of the 44-40 Central Fire cartridge. The 44 Long RF disappeared early, but the 44 Henry RF ammo continued to be produced up in to the 1920’s. The 44 Long RF boxes are much rarer than the 44 Henry RF boxes.

Top label of Winchester 44 Long Rimfire Ammo
Bottom box of Winchester 44 Long Rimfire Ammo

The two piece box of this antique ammo is OPENED and in fair condition.The bottom portion of the box is in good condition. Although, the top lid is only fair.  First, the top label shows about 20% loss of the green label.  In addition, the back side flap is missing, and there are repaired split seams. Fortunately, the small Winchester guarantee label on the bottom is in good condition. The front side flap tape is marked “44 Long RF”.  Lastly, all the original cartridges are present and in good un-cleaned condition and show the “H” head stamps on the up side. The head stamps on the down side show corrosion build-up with the “H” stamping hard to read.  One cartridge shows a center fire strike that obviously did not fire and was returned to the box, head stamp down.  All the cartridges are in the same condition and definitely original to the box.

A very rare early box of Winchester Metallic Cartridges, that is hard to find in any condition. This box displays great with an old hard used Colt .44 RF Single Action Revolver.

Covered with plastic wrap for protection.

Clarks Antiques – Winchester 44 Long Rimfire Ammo – Price $1,800.00 SALE PENDING

Item #1411

* Can’t ship antique or modern ammo to California, Hawaii, and Alaska

**We also have a full opened box of UMC 44 Long Rim-Fire in fair condition, priced at $900.00.  Contact us for more information and photos if you are interested.