I picked up a couple of tins of percussion caps that I could use a bit of help with identifying. The cap tins came along with a Model 1863 US rifled musket that was complete with quite a few period accouterments. The collector documented buying this rifle in the 1950s but there is no provenance further back that this date.
One tin can is shorter than the other and has no label or markings. The other tin can is taller and has a complete label indicating UK manufacture. I am wondering about the time frame for these. Since the light blue label indicates makers to the military and colonial departments I presume they have some age. As far back as the US Civil War perhaps?
Edited by SARGE, 05 December 2019 - 09:22 AM.