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Always beautiful graphics on the old American boxes. Older British ones were better than the present offerings but were always more 'practical' in appearance. I have some old original Eley Alphamax 16 bore paper case cartridges and the load is 1 1/8th. ounce in 2 3/4" cases. Lagopus.....

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This thread got me to go check my shell collection for 16 gauge.
I found a full box (25) of Remington Express Extra Long Range 3 1/4 - 1 1/8 x 7 1/2 16GA
Remington code RAX16-7 1/2.
Green ribbed paper with yellow paper over crimp, shells look as new, box has the usual corners rubbed but sound

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Remington introduced the red and green boxes with their Shur Shot trap and skeet shells with the "New Remington Crimp" introduced during 1939. In 1945, when civilian production resumed, they rechristened the "Remington Nitro Express" as "Remington Express" and put them up in the red and green boxes, still roll crimped --

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During 1947 the Remington Express got the "New Remington Crimp" --

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The red and green boxes lasted into 1961 when Remington began introducing plastic shells.

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Rresearcher, I have the identical box as shown above but for some reason mine has the words 'U.S. PROPERTY' stamped diagonally across the front. The cartridges are as shown with a paper case crimped then with a paper label over the crimp. Lagopus.....

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1939

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Amazing wink Not quite sure how "the top wad gets in the way of the shot charge". One would think air resistance would slow down the fiber wads within a few inches of the muzzle

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It's interesting that they listed the smokeless powder on some of the boxes and literature as "Laflin & Rand Infallible", "Infallible" or "Hercules Infallible", which Alliant now sells as Unique. And it's still a good 16 gauge powder.

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Laflin & Rand (established in 1872) introduced “Infallible” Dense Smokeless powder in 1900, then DuPont purchased Laflin & Rand in 1902.
In 1912 under the Sherman Antitrust Act, Laflin & Rand was dissolved and DuPont was split into DuPont Powder Co. (which retained DuPont Bulk, Ballistite, Empire and “Schultze” and was later DuPont American Industries), Hercules Powder Co. (formed by DuPont and L&R in 1882 and then dissolved in 1904; which retained “Infallible” and “E.C.”) and Atlas Powder Co.
Hercules sold the powder product line to Alliant in 1995.

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Load No. RAX16-7 1/2 was a box of 16-gauge, 2 3/4-inch, shells with the "New Remington Crimp" loaded with 3 1/4 drams equiv. of progressive burning smokeless powder, pushing 1 1/8-ounce of #7 1/2 shot.

Beginning in mid-1947, with the introduction of the "New Remington Crimp" on the Remington Express shells, Remington offered three 16-gauge Remington Express loads.

RX16 a 2 3/4-inch shell with 3 drams equiv. of progressive burning smokeless powder, pushing 1 1/8-ounce of shot, with the "New Remington Crimp."

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RAX16 a 2 3/4-inch shell with 3 1/4 drams equiv. of progressive burning smokeless powder, pushing 1 1/8-ounce of shot, with the "New Remington Crimp."

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RX16S a 2 9/16-inch shell with 3 drams equiv. of progressive burning smokeless powder, pushing 1 1/8-ounce of shot, with a rolled Crimp.

I don't have a picture of these.

In the December 1954 they added a fourth --

RX16CMag a 2 3/4-inch shell with 3 1/2 drams equiv. of progressive burning smokeless powder, pushing 1 1/4-ounce of shot, with the "New Remington Crimp."

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