The WWII Tracer Shotgun Shells Box is a reproduction of the 10 Cartridges, Shotgun – 12 Gage Paper No.8 C S & Tracer – Lot RA 5008, Remington Arms Co., Inc.
Tracer ammo contains a pyrotechnic charge which is visible in daylight and is highly visible for night firing. Tracer ammo was used in a variety of ways. The most likely use for tracer ammo in shotguns was to mark targets. While a tracer round was not incendiary, its secondary charge could be used to ignite flammable substances if the tracer charge was still burning upon contact.