Eley Hawk is proud to announce the launch of a limited run of the Collector’s Edition Grand Prix paper case cartridge. With just 24 000 cartridges made, each one is loaded in the old style orange paper case and each “pegamoid” dipped with special recipe varnish to improve the weatherproofing qualities. Every box of 25 comes with it’s own limited edition number stamp on the top of the box.
Loaded in a traditional 1 and 1/16th Oz load (30 grams), a true 2 and a half inch case length. The 25 cartridges box is a faithful reproduction of the old 1930’s era boxes of the time, giving a unique insight into the designs of the time.
The Box also contains a brief history of the Grand Prix written by the eminent author and cartridge historian Guy N Smith (Shooting Times Journalist), who acted as a consultant on the project to bring this to life for cartridge enthusiasts across the world. Speaking about the project – “I was very keen to be involved in this as the Grand Prix is and always will be an iconic cartridge with the modern day equivalents still some of the best you can buy. To step back in time and see this come to life has been a real joy and I am sure shooters who are as passionate about the history of British Cartridges will be as happy as I am with them.”
All the ammunition can be shot but the nature of the cartridges limited production run hand crafted at the Sutton Coldfield site will endear these cartridges to the avid cartridge collectors who prize limited editions and rarity.
Eley Hawk still produce the Grand Prix cartridge today for Game shooters across the world. No other cartridge has such a pedigree and longevity in the hearts and minds of shooters. The original game cartridge launched in 1903 and with over 100 years of pedigree these can rightly claim to be the forefathers of modern day cartridges we use today.
Such was the impact the cartridges had in their time they even won a Prize at the Paris Exhibition in 1903. Indeed the first of its type they laid the foundations for all shotgun cartridges that have been produced since.