To see the items I have to trade or sell, or those that I'm trying to locate, click on any of the categories listed below. If you find something that interests you, and have something in cartridges or shotshells you'd like to trade for it, please let me know.
THE OLD AMMO GUY'S TRADING TABLE
The following lists contain my current stock of duplicates, a few guns, and
items I'm trying to locate; please note that many of the cartridges listed are in
short supply, only one or two in many cases. Also note that this ammunition is
intended for collecting, not for shooting. I make no guarrantees regarding it's
ability to be fired. Unless indicated for a particular cartridge on my lists, I do not
have full boxes of ammunition, only singles.
One of the selections below is titled 'BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR....' (selection
# 9). It describes a cartridge or other gun-related item that I'm currently searching
for. If you have the described item and wish to sell or trade it, please e-mail me
and put an end to my anguish. I intend to change this item every few months or so.
As I add a new one, the old one will be moved to my wants list (selection # 10 below)
if it has not already been found. Please check these occasionally and advise me
if you have any of the items listed to sell or trade.
I will attempt to keep all of the lists as up-to-date as possible, but will be limited
in this effort by (a) problems experienced with AOL and (b) the need to spend at
least a little of my available time doing the many things that are required to keep
a family and home intact. Please bear with me if it seems I'm a little slow in this
1. PATENT IGNITION AND MISCELLANEOUS
2. RIM FIRE
3. CENTERFIRE HANDGUN
4. CENTERFIRE RIFLE
5. CENTERFIRE BRITISH
7. SHOTGUN SHELLS
8. BOXES & ETC.
9. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR........
10. MY 'WANT' LISTS
11. SHARPS RIFLE PRINT
12. MILITARY ITEMS
13. OTHER COLLECTORS-BUY/SELL/TRADE
E-mail comments or questions regarding these lists, or cartridge collecting in
general to THE OLD AMMO GUY. Again, if you are a cartridge collector, please e-mail me to say hello, and let me know what type cartridges you are collecting.
Pictured above are three boxes of 5-IN-1 blanks produced for the movie industry. These were made by Remington-UMC, probably in the 1950s, and either loaded by them, or sold by them unloaded in unmarked boxes for custom loading, as was probably the case for the Ellis and Stembridge boxes. They are called 5-IN-1 because they fit rifles chambered for 38-40 and 44-40, and pistols chambered for 38-40, 44-40 and 45 Colt. The cases have a longer neck than standard, with a tapered, bullet-shaped crimp that allows them to feed without jamming in a repeating rifle. The cases are headstamped 'REM-UMC 5-IN-1.
I have a number of these full boxes of 44-40 primed shells to sell or trade. Made by Winchester about 1900, they are in excellent condition, and contain the extended length (1.58")cases intended to be loaded as shot cartridges. The label is marked 'Blank Cartridges' with a small stick on overlabel marked in red ink 'Primed Shells'. The label is also marked 'Adapted to Winchester Model 1873 and Other 44 Caliber Rifles'. These boxes are $60 each.
This page is intended to be a work in progess - I will add to or delete from it based on my whims and any suggestions or comments I receive. If you have anything that you believe is suitable for this page and would be of interest to others, please let me know. Above all, bookmark my page and stop in for a visit from time to time.
If you experience problems retrieving any of the lists, please let me know. If you have questions regarding cartridges in your collection or cartridges you are looking for, or have comments about my lists, my page or collecting in general, or have cartridges to sell or trade, please e-mail me.
All orders should be sent to my postal address:
6748 Johnstown Loop
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
(No collect calls, please)
Include $5 for UPS shipping if you live east of the Mississippi River; $6 if west. Anyone ordering ammunition must be at least 21 years of age and be in compliance with their applicable state and local laws and should send a statement to that effect with any order.
Cartridge collectors and others with an interest in old ammunition can now subscribe to a list server that is devoted solely to old ammunition. I am a subscriber to the OLDAMMO list; I am not the administrator. To subscribe, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type SUBSCRIBE in the subject space. Nothing is required in the body, but your e-mail software may require something there - if so, type in anything, or just hit the space bar; then send your e-mail. You should receive a 'Welcome to the listserver' message within 24 hours or so, and will then start receiving mail from the list server pertaining to old ammunition. Be sure to post your own message - say hello, ask a question or make a comment. The listserver is not real active, but it can prove to be a good resource for cartridge and shotshell information. It will only work if the subscribers contribute.
Check out these sites:
Guns and Ammo:
Curtis Steinhauer - Cartridges
Guns and Single Shells
The Single Shot Exchange
Ammobox: THE cartridge collecting website