box and 5 cartridges
buff sealed cardboard box with a green, red and white label printed in black, containing 5 centrefire cartridges with paper patched, copper tubed bullets.
Description: an example of a commercial sporting cartridge box by Kynoch. The 31/4 inch case originated with the Boxer-Henry military experimental tried out in the 1869 rifle trials, but the case soon became the basis for a very popular Express (light bullet, heavy powder charge, high velocity) load for deer stalking. In the sporting load, a bullet varying between 270 and 365 grains, usually expanding, replaced the 480 grain military bullet, and a 110 to 120 grain powder charge was used. The case successfully made the transition to full nitro loads, and was even chambered in the unusual Cogswell & Harrison 'Certus' bolt action rifle.
1) printed on top of label
2) printed on sides of label
3) printed on base
4) stamped on base
1) KYNOCH Kynoch trade mark // .450 // 31/4" CASE // BLACK POWDER // EXPRESS CARTRIDGES // LEAD COPPER TUBE (stamped addition) BULLET 270 GRNS. (stamped addition) // QUANTITY // 5
2) 5 KYNOCH 5 // .450 31/4" case // BLACK POWDER EXPRESS CARTRIDGES
3) MANUFACTURED AT THE // KYNOCH FACTORIES, WITTON, BIRMINGHAM // SUPPLIED BY // IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED // LONDON, ENGLAND // ICI trade mark
4) 28 Q L
5) KYNOCH // .450