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Question 30 rimfire

I think this dates to pre 1920.
Can anyone date it more closely by the box?
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With the manufacturer identified as "The Union Metallic Cartridge Co.", the box has to date from before 1911, when the name was changed to "Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Co."
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Paul, any idea what firearm those might have fit? Dick
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The Sharp's 4-barrel pepperbox was chambered in .30 rimfire.
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Never, ever, heard of this cartridge.
Maybe I ain't so smart after all....
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Paul, any idea what firearm those might have fit? Dick
Dick by the little I picked up so far it seems cheap handguns and some limited rifles.
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Paul, any idea what firearm those might have fit? Dick
Whitneyville Armory also produced a .30 cal rimfire revolver during the 1870's. Birdshead, spur trigger, tip-up, of course.
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The last UMC catalog was published in 1910, and the .30 Short rimfire was listed in it at $9.00/thousand. In 1911, it became Remington-UMC.
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