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    Camillus Classic Cartridge Series (PIC HEAVY)


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    Posting this info for reference.

    The Camillus Classic Cartridge Series consists of 7 knives:

    CCC-1 -- .45-70 Gov't (Large Bullet Trapper)
    CCC-2 -- .30-30 Winchester (Equal End Moose)
    CCC-3 -- 7mm Mauser (Large Toothpick)
    CCC-4 -- .257 Roberts (Banana Trapper)
    CCC-5 -- .45 Colt (Baby Bullet Trapper)
    CCC-6 -- .44 Remington Magnum (Bullet Lockback)
    CCC-7 -- .270 Winchester (Camp/Scout)

    An interesting note from Tom Williams, former Camillus Historian:

    Quote Originally Posted by CAMCO View Post
    [...] A model #CCC8 was planned for the Camillus Classic Cartridge Series, but never went into production. This knife would have been a single blade lock back (similar to a Remington model #R1253) with a 250 Savage cartridge shield.

    Tom Williams
    A group shot. Left to Right: CCC-1, CCC-2, CCC-3, CCC-4, CCC-5. Below those: CCC-6, CCC-7



    CCC-1 -- .45-70 Gov't (Large Bullet Trapper)


    CCC-1 (from 1991 pamphlet)
    As the name indicates, the 45-70 Gov't cartridge was first introduced as a military round (back in 1873, just three years before the founding of Camillus Cutlery). And sportsmen have been familiar with the 45-70 Gov't cartridge for more than a century. So it's fitting that this classic cartridge is the first to be commemorated on a new series of limited-edition collectable knives. There's a handsome etching of the 45-70 Gov't cartridge on the 3 9/16" clip blade with the Camillus Classic Cartridge logo engraved on the 3 9/16" spey blade. Both blades are 440 Stainless Steel.

    A traditional knife this fine wouldn't be complete without genuine jigged bone handles. And the authentic cartridge head shield with inert primer echoes the theme of this highly desirable offering.

    Of course, there are all the other quality construction features you'd expect. Nickel-silver bolsters and pivot pin. And solid brass liners. 4 ?/16" overall length closed. ///CCC1 - Avalilable Second Quarter 1991

    CCC-2 -- .30-30 Winchester (Equal End Moose)


    CCC-2 (from 1992 catalog)
    The lore, the excitement, the rich traditions of the American West have included courageous people, with special rifles and ammunition. The .30-30 Winchester was the first American, Small bore, smokeless sporting cartridge. Introduced in 1895, the .30-30 was available in the now-famous Model 94 lever action rifle.

    The .30-30 is the second classic American cartridge to be commemorated in the Camillus Classic Cartridge series of limited edition collectable knives. Each CCC2 has genuine jigged bone handles with authentic .30-30 Winchester cartridge head shield with inert primer. The spey blade has an etch of the .30-30 cartridge while the CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE(tm) logo is etched on the Turkish clip blade.

    CCC-2
    CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE(tm)
    - 2 11/16" Turkish Clip Blade
    - 2 11/16" Spey Blade
    - 4 1/8" Length Closed (10 1/4" Open)
    - Nickel-Silver Bolsters and Pivot Pins
    - Genuine Jigged Bone Handle
    - Authentic .30-30 Winchester Cartridge Head Shield with Inert Primer

    CCC-3 -- 7mm Mauser (Large Toothpick)


    CCC-3 (from 1993 catalog)
    CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE(tm) 3
    7 x 57mm Mauser

    Created in 1892, the 7 x 57mm Mauser was first tested on the battleground of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War. Modern users of the highly effective 7 x 57mm Mauser have found it to be one of the best all-around calibers available for North American big game.

    The 7 x 57mm Mauser is the third classic cartridge to be commemorated in the CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE(tm) series of limited edition collectable knives.

    CCC-3
    - 5" length closed (9" open)
    - 3 9/16" clip blade
    - 440A stainless steel blade
    - Etched pile side - 7 x 57mm Mauser cartridge
    - Etched mark side "CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE"
    - Authentic 7 x 57mm Mauser cartridge head shield with inert primer
    - Nickel silver pivot pins and bolsters with rings

    CCC-4 -- .257 Roberts (Banana Trapper)


    CCC-4 (from 1994 catalog)
    CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE(tm)
    .257 Roberts

    The commercial version of the .257 Roberts was released by Remington in 1934. Based on the 7x57mm Mauser, necked down to .257. The Roberts is often referred to as "the most useful rifle cartridge ever developed".

    The .257 Roberts is the fourth classic cartridge to be commemorated in the CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE(tm) series of limited edition knives.

    CCC-4
    - 440 stainless steel blades
    - Clip blade with etch - pile side: .257 Roberts cartridge, mark side "CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE"
    - 3 3/4" clip blade
    - 2 5/8" pen blade
    - 5 5/16" length closed (9 1/2" open)
    - Genuine jigged bone handles
    - Nickel silver bolsters
    - Nickel silver pivot pins
    - Authentic .257 Roberts cartridge head shield with inert primer
    - Two-blade banana jack pattern

    CCC-5 -- .45 Colt (Baby Bullet Trapper)


    CCC-5 CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE
    Limited Edition - Fifth in a series
    - 3 1/2 inches closed
    - 440 stainless steel clip and spey blades
    - Genuine jigged bone handles
    - Nickel silver bolsters
    - Nickel silver pivot pins
    - Brass pins and liners
    - Authentic Brass .45 Colt cartridge & Inert Primer

    CCC-6 -- .44 Remington Magnum (Bullet Lockback)


    CCC-6 (from 1996 catalog)
    CCC-6 CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE
    Limited Edition - Sixth in a series
    - Single Blade Lockback Trapper
    - 4 1/2" Length Closed (7 7/8" Open)
    - 3" 440 Stainless Steel Blade
    - Genuine Jigged Bone Handles
    - Authentic Brass .44 Rem. Mag Cartridge & Inert Primer
    - Nickel-Silver Bolster

    CCC-7 -- .270 Winchester (Camp/Scout)


    CCC-7 (from 1997 New Products)
    CCC-7 CamilluS ClassiC CartridgE - 270 Winchester - Limited Edition
    Commemorative 4-Blade Camp Knife
    4 7/8" Length Closed (11 1/4" Open)
    Stainless Steel Blades; Etched 3 1/4" Clip Blade, Saber Ground
    Etched 2 1/8" Sheepfoot Blade; 2 7/8" Punch; Screwdriver/Cap Lifter
    Genuine Jigged Bone Handle
    Authentic 270 Winchester Cartridge With Inert Primer
    Ringed Nickel-Silver Bolsters; Shackle
    Available Mid-January

    To give an idea of the size of these knives, here's a Camillus #72 whittler between a CCC-4 .257 Roberts (Banana Trapper) and a CCC-7.270 Winchester (Camp/Scout)
    - AL -

    "What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." — Isaac Newton

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    Nice set!

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    Good thread full of info on these knives... thanks for sharing! :-) Since this seems like it will likely become a future reference place for info on these knives, I have a couple questions to add and maybe we can find the answers to... 1st.. Does anyone have the total production numbers for each one of these knives in this series? 2nd.. Does anyone know what the issue price was when each one initially came out? Thanks again :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vit_213 View Post
    Nice set!
    Thanks! And thank you for all the work you have done on your website!

    Quote Originally Posted by PocketKnifeJimmy View Post
    Good thread full of info on these knives... thanks for sharing! :-) Since this seems like it will likely become a future reference place for info on these knives, I have a couple questions to add and maybe we can find the answers to... 1st.. Does anyone have the total production numbers for each one of these knives in this series? 2nd.. Does anyone know what the issue price was when each one initially came out? Thanks again :-)
    Thanks! Good questions. I don't have the answers.
    - AL -

    "What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." — Isaac Newton

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