The 2002 Castle Rock Cartridge Show was one of the best
attended shows I have been to in quite a while. The show was hosted by Tom
Quigley and attended by quite a group of collectors. I would like to thank
George Hoyem and all the collectors who graciously allowed me to scan
their cartridges and boxes and share with me their knowledge.
I have included a series of boxes and cartridges from the show.
.50-110 Winchester Express
is a Hoffman Arms box of .375 Hoffman cartridges. Has anyone out there
seen a Hoffman headstamped cartridge?
"Hoffman Arms Company started right after WWI in Cleveland, Ohio,
then moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma (cheaper rent?), then finally to Amarillo,
Texas just before WWII where they made .50 caliber machine gun barrels
during the war, and then disappeared. Hoffman imported some
experienced rifle makers from the London gunmakers and created wonderful
bolt action rifles, even offered double rifles, but I don't know if they
ever made any of those.
are a pair of .50-110 Winchester boxes. The orange Staynless box is fairly
common but how many of you have ever seen a blue Winchester .50-110
is a selection of 11mm Chassepot cartridges including a nine round French
box of Chassepot cartridges.