Old collectible ammunition in original boxes. There's a thread running right now that links out to an ammo collectors web site. This particular box, with the DuPont logo on the front and its Peters Cartridge Division, Remington Arms Company, Inc address, was made from about 1941 to 1946. Remington made the Savage ammo from 1935 until 1963, when the Savage brand name was dropped. Modern smokeless powder requires a much smaller volume than the equivalent amount of black powder, so that low brass bases would be adequate for all shotshells today. This box was probably made in the 1970s to 1980s.
Thoroughly researched, this 312 page book contains over 1,400 full color photographs as well as price and rarity guides in a high quality, hard-cover book with dust-jacket! In the mid-1890s, Peters introduced so-called smokeless powders that were more powerful. Wood's patents of April 1, 1862 and April 2, 1872, both of which I believe applied to the processes for forming drawn brass cartridge cases. Early shotshells used black powder, which produced lots of smoke and relatively weak pressures inside the shotgun barrel. The date is read right-to-left so the digits reverse, 61 equates to 16, the G is July, and -- because the year letters cycle every 20 years -- the N is 1938 or 1958 or 1978 or 1998. Therefore, any ammunition being shipped to California address will need to be shipped to the address of a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer, either yourself if you are the licensed dealer, or to the licensed dealer who will handle the face-to-face transaction.
This Short Range box, ca 1902-05, is among the scarcest of all 30-40 loadings. Both sides have identical graphics. Minor glitsch near thumb cut but still a nice displayable box, cheap! As usual I need help. Perhaps the most popular of the Grizzly boxes is this colorful early 1940s offering. Loading is 105 grs blk pwdr behind the 550 gr patched bullet. All of the boxes have excellent label color, with scattered edge flaking, and all will display very well; the cartridges are all original Winchester factory loads with the W.
These rifles are a true rarity as fewer than 900 M86's were manufactured in this caliber. The tall buildings where the liquid lead was poured and fell were called shot towers. These are full 10 round boxes of 8 x 56mm rimmed cartridges intended for use in the Austrian and Hungariand Model 1895 rifles converted to this caliber in the early 1930s. The printed information on the both side panels and the one end is complete and legible, as is the U. Very unusual for these taped construction boxes in heavy calibers! The box contains 49 of the original 50 cartridges and they appear to be original to this box.
Exceptional early box; rarely seen, especially in this condition. The original store price 2. Here is a later box of 303 British, this one from the late-'Teens. Each box is individually described below and accompanied by detailed photographs. These boxes are usually found when found at all with fill-in rounds containing dark, or even dirty, paper patches or even reloads. The 'Provisorisch bezettelt' at the top of the label indicates that it is a provisional label, used because they were out of the blue label paper when this lot of ammunition was packaged. Discover top brands of guns, rifles, pistols, shotguns, as well as gun parts and accessories.
Winchester continued using styrofoam trays. The side and end labels of the wrapper are intact on both sides and one end panel, the other end panel having suffered some loss. At that time, the government arsenals were focused on production of the new. After 1944, Peters ammunition was made in Remington's plant, and was identical to the Remington product, except for the cartridge cases and boxes. The dot pattern on lid front label is from the Cummins Cryptographic machine. So a Winchester ammo box with Winchester format lot number 123 23 equated to 23 December 1933 or 1943 or 1953. Own this one for about half the price of the box had it been entirely correct! Uniform, bold colors but slightly darker than it appears here.
Hi all, newbie here and just getting started using the forum. It is full and in excellent condition. This example is also in the most popular loading: 200 gr Soft Point. String-pull intact, great color and near perfect condition. Great color with only a very minor flaw at lower left lid corner, looks case fresh! Call for more details or pix if interested. Similarly, headstamps won't changeover to a new design until all the old bunters -- the die that impresses the headstamp -- wear out.
Here's what I do to determine the age of the cases by determining the date the Winchester ammunition boxes they came in rolled off the production line, with the help of examples from my modest collection, and being able to equate their lot numbers to a specific date. Very early box in the 1st proprietary caliber by that company, ca 1900. The boxes themselves are constructed of four separate pieces of cardboard, consisting of two pieces to form the body of the box and two end pieces, all held in place by a pasted-on buff colored paper wrapper, with a pull string for opening the box. It probably should be translated into German as well. I don't recall any transitional boxes, but then it was a long time ago. Home of the Old Ammo Guy's Virtual Cartridge Trading Table Offering a wide range of antique, obsolete, and modern ammunition and related items for collectors Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, the pictures on this web site are my property, and should not be used by anyone without my permission.
You will have to join this forum site first to post. Lewis, Commanding Officer of Camp Douglas, near Salt Lake City, Utah. Major Edie was on temporary duty as Chief Ordnance Officer for the Army's Department of the Platte in Omaha. A great collectible variety of this very popular caliber, seldom offered! Further, it is full of correct early un-headstamped rds all of which appear native to the box. I've fired ammo that was well over 100 years old with very good results. Only the 2nd such box I've ever had--the other pictured in our book, pg 188 remains in my collection.