Frankford Arsenal 44 S&W American Cartridge packet 1871
- Maker: US Military
- Model: Ammo
- Caliber: .44 American
- Description: Scarce box of cartridges. An original box of 12 "Martin" cartridges for the Smith & Wesson Army Revolver. Cal 44. This Frankford arsenal packet dated June 1871. The packet measures 3" by 1 3/8 by 1". The face shows clear printing and all original paper wrap save the left side seam has is partially open. Box does show some minor repair on the face. There is tremendous article written by the noted Author Charles Pate in Vol 52 No 1 of the Smith & Wesson Collectors Association Journal. A 12 page piece that tells the whole story of this ammunition.