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Legend:
BP=Black Powder, Smkls=Smokeless, 2pc=Two piece lift-top box, Sld=Sealed, Lbl=Label, HS=Headstamp, HV=High Velocity, HP=Hollow Pt, SP=Soft Pt, FMJ=Full Metal Jkt (Full Patch)
Color Codes: BL, GRN, WH, YEL, BLK, (etc...)
Caliber Description $



100 Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956
by
Ray T. Giles
&
Daniel L. Shuey

 
  The 1st and ONLY definitive work on cartridge boxes, covering all the calibers for which Winchester cataloged their rifles, from the Volcanic to the Model 88. 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!

Will be happy to sign your copy on request.

RTG
 

$69.95, ppd
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219 Zipper Winchester. "1935" box, the FIRST Zipper box in the short-lived and very scarce 46 grain JHP bullet loading. Solid box w/ great color; the most desirable of all Zipper boxes! $175
219 Zipper Winchester. "1939" box, 56 gr loading. As close to "mint" as is possible to find! The ultimate display box! $150
sold
22 Savage
High Power
Dominion/C.I.L. Thought to be a late-'20s/early-'30s box, it opens with a top flap (rather than an end flap). Headstamp is the early "D.C.Co" rather than the later "Dominion". Clean, bright & solid on all sides. Seldom seen box! $65
22 Savage
High Power
Winchester. Very early 2-pc box, label-dated 8-15. Box is sound w/ no holes in bottom (from the pointed bullets).
 
[From my personal collection]
$120
220 Win Swift Winchester. "1935" box, the first in this ground-breaking caliber, "220 Winchester Swift" callout (See Giles & Shuey, p.250). This was one of a couple of Winchester's abortive attempts to turn a successful wildcat into a proprietary Win cartridge (another was the 257 Roberts, see 257 Rem-Roberts below). Note that at this early time only the Win Model 54 is called out under the cartridge pic. Solid box, great color, near MINT! $150
sold
222 Remington Magnum Remington. Earliest box. Shows some shelf wear, but all there w/ no flap or seam probs. Scarce box at barely above "shooter" price. $50
25-35 Remington-UMC.  Two-pc box, ca early-1920s. This is the very scarce 87 grain JHP loading in this calber. Not known for its exceptional velocity, this loading turned the 25-35 into serious varmint load. It's the same bullet that Savage used to get the famous 3000 fps velocity out of its .250-3000 cartridge a few years earlier. $95
25-35 Western Super-X, mid-'60s box, clean & tight. Nice! $50
25-36 Marlin UMC. Early box in this VERY hard-to-find caliber. Except for weakness at the lower right end/corner, the box is solid w/ nice labels. Also, there is enclosed within the box an original DuPont powder insert. A really sharp display box!

[From my personal collection]

$150
sold
250 Savage
(250-3000)
    Savage.  From the 1920s, this bright & beautiful 2-pc box is SEALED by separate labels on front, back, and both ends! Further, it's in the "real" .250-3000 loading, the 87 grain bullet that really did leave the muzzle at 3000 fps! The apparent "gap" in the seal at the right end center is only a fold--there is NO separation in this or any other of the 5 labels on this box. As close to perfection as you'll possibly find!   [From my personal collection] $225
sold
30-'03


 
Winchester. Two-pc Soft Point box, 6-16 and 5-16 label dates. Solid folded construction box. All correct, orig ammo. A VERY difficult box to obtain by ANY maker. $185
sold
30-'06 Dominion (Canada). This is the trifecta of Dominion boxes: it has the popular "Bent-D" logo labeling, the desirable early "D.C.Co." headstamped ctdgs, and they're all on/in the seldom-seen 2-pc box. Further, it's primary callout is for the "Winchester Model 1895". A winner! $85
30-'06 Winchester. Early box in this iconic caliber, circa 1911.  Label on back specifically calls out the Win Model 1895. These early, taped construction boxes are usually found with the bottoms in tatters due to the pointed bullet ctdgs contained therein. Not so here: ALL seams are tight and original; labels and box are all clean also. Nice! $145
30-'06
Wimbledon Cup Match
Winchester. Wimbledon Cup Match. Nickel-plated ctdgs w/ boat tail bullets uncrimped in cases ("For single loading only"). Perhaps the most interesting & colorful graphics among all Winchester center-fire boxes! Great color, sound edges & flaps and all ctdgs native to the box.  There are 3 variations of this box (see Giles & Shuey, pg 261) of which this is the earliest, ca 1930s. Tight seams and flaps. $250
30-30 Remington. "Dogbone" box, ca late-'20s/early '30s. Exceptionally clean w/ ctdgs all native to the box. $60
sold
30-30 Hawthorne (Montgomery Ward), early-1960s, prob the last box style in this scarce brand. New from case! $35
30-30 (".30 W.C.F") Winchester. Second earliest green, square-corner Win Model '94 box, Type 1, Variety 4, ca 1897 (see Giles & Shuey, p.173). These early Type 1 boxes in .30-30 (or "30 W.C.F." as it was officially titled) are becoming impossible to find. The cartridges in this box contain the scarce early 160 gr bullet as well as the so-called "2-pc Protected Primer" with the "w" in the center. Both "Sunburst" labels are also present: "Soft Point, Metal Patched Bullets" on the left end and larger "Winchester Smokeless, Trade Mark" on the back. While there is evidence of removal (lower left) of an archival grade tape repair (as used on antiquarian books & documents), this box is in very solid condition and highly collectible. And it's the first of this type I've ever had for sale. Rare opportunity! $450
sold
30-30
"Full Patch"
Winchester. The scarce "Full Patch" (FMJ) loading in the colorful "1939" box. Great color, tight flaps & seams, all ctdgs native to the box. Nice! $145
sold
30-40 Krag
[30 Army]


Winchester. This graphic is quite unusual (if not rare!) as there is NO "30 Army" callout anywhere on the box. Further, the predominant callout is for Winchester's "Model 1895", also unusual for this caliber. Scarce enough that it is NOT listed in Giles & Shuey. $275
303 British

 

Winchester. Early, green label Smokeless box, ca 1901-'02, with both "Sunburst" end-labels. Important to note that the earliest box in this caliber shown in Giles & Shuey is an orange label box which is 1907-dated and is one of the very few credited to an outside contributor. As stated in the book: "...there is probably no Winchester lever-action rifle caliber that is more elusive in ANY two-piece commercial box than the 303 British." I wrote that in 2006 and it's still true today!
sold
303 Savage     Savage. Early 2-pc box, ca 1914. Missing piece approx 1"x 1/8"  on bottom (see pic), otherwise clean & solid w/ great color. These early Savage boxes getting VERY hard to find! $145
sold
303 Savage
UMC. Very early (late-1890s) Smokeless labeling w/ the rare "Large Smokeless Shield" sticker (on back center overlapping on lid top--see lower pic). Those Shield stickers, either large OR small, are rarely seen on any UMC box. Ctdgs are all orig & correct; box has no splits or other problems. $150
303 Savage UMC. Early-1900s Smkls "Expansive Bullet" 2-pc box. Has 13 native-to-the-box rds. Very clean & solid, great display box for that Savage Mod 1899!
[
Out of my personal collection; photo'd in shrink-wrap]
$90
 
303 Savage Winchester. Early (ca 1906-8) 2-pc box in the Soft Point loading. Full of its original ctdgs, the box very tight w/ no repairs or seam/end splits. Nice! $135
sold
303 Savage   See "Obsolete" listings for more recent bxs in this caliber.
32 Remington Auto Remington-UMC. Very popular 2-pc Rem Model 14 Picture box, ca 1916-20. Exceptionally clean & tight w/ all ctdgs native to the box. Great collectible M14 bx! $135
 
32 Remington Auto Remington-UMC. As above except label not quite as bright and, interestingly, headstamp on ctdg pic (lid-front label) is just "UMC", rather than "Rem-UMC". By this time (late-'teens) it should've been Rem-UMC. $110
32 Win Special UMC. This box is thought to be the earliest by UMC in this caliber, intro'd by Win in 1902. Further enhancing its rarity is the fact that it's in the "Metal Cased Bullet" (FMJ) loading, always far scarcer than the Soft Point. Solid box w/ good seams & corners. $140
sold
32 Win Special Winchester. Very early .32 Special, ca 1904-05, with the scarce "When reloading with Black powder..." label on back (this caliber never offered in Blk Pwdr). Also this is the 1st box with the 170 gr loading: prior to this they were 160 gr. Further, this box has BOTH of the very desirable "Sunburst" labels (see pix) which were discontinued after 1905. Solid w/ good color and no end or seam splits. [From my personal collection, this is the actual box pictured on Pg 185 of Giles & Shuey.] $325
sold
32-40   Also see "OBSOLETE" pg.  
32-40 Western "Bullseye" box. Clean, bright & solid! $95
32-40 Winchester JOHN WAYNE COMMEMORATIVE boxes. Excellent, bright "display" condition, out of an original case, not the raw edged, creased boxes w/ price tags & markings and smudged shelf wear so often seen. $85
 
32-40 Ballard & Bullard

UMC. Very rare blue (blue-green?) box full of orig "32-40 Ballard & Bullard" cartridges all of which have clean 185 grain paper-patched bullets. (This is NOT the same caliber as the common 32-40 as listed above). Solid box, ca 1890s. [From my personal collection] $450
sold

 
32-40 Remington
(Rare!)


UMC. This is NOT 32-40 Winchester; rather, it is the rare cartridge, intro'd in the early-1870s, for chambering in the 32-40 Remington rolling block Sporting Rifle and the #3 Hepburn.  Seldom seen ctdg, properly headstamped "UMC 32-40 SH" (SH = Solid Head). Ctdgs are clean & original and all appear native to the box. This is the ONLY box of these I can remember having for sale in all 25 years in business!  [2 photos, photo'd in shrink-wrap] $375
sold
33 Winchester Peters. This is the RARE "Rustless Gildkote" box from the early-1930s. Back side shows tape removal staining at both ends. One flap has been reattached but the other appears to have been simply reinforced. This from my personal collection and is only the 2nd one I've ever had. Selling because I finally found a better one after 25 years of doing this! $235
33 Winchester Winchester. Earliest box, ca 1903-04, with dark orange labels (front top shows slight fading) and both "Sunburst" labels on ends. (Giles & Shuey, pg. 123). Ctgs not only correct w/ the early protected primers, but also appear native to the box. This is unarguably the most collectible of all Win .33 boxes. $285
33 Winchester Winchester, circa 1950s, 200 gr SP. (Have several, boxes pictured representative but may not be exact box available). $110
33 WCF,
33 Winchester
  Also see "OBSOLETE" pg.  
348 Win Winchester. "1946" style box. Has a tear at the opening thumb-cut (see pic); however, it is full of clean 200 gr SILVERTIPS and at the price of "off the shelf" stuff (if you can find any).        [Have 2 bxs] $90
348 Win Winchester. The last "pure Winchester" style box, 1962-68 Super Speed Silvertip. Excellent collectible cond! $105
35 WCF UMC.  Clean, SEALED 2-pc box in the scarcer "Metal Cased Bullet" loading. Seldom encountered and cheap! $135
sold
 
35 WCF
 
   Winchester. FIRST labeling, the red-orange, "Short Label" Soft Point box, ca 1903. Box has typical separation at bottom right end but, incredibly, the left end is still tight. Ends have the "Soft Point Metal Patched Bullets" Sunburst and "Smokeless" Sunburst labels. NOT in Giles & Shuey! $295
35 WCF Winchester. Ca 1923, this is among the last of the 2-pc boxes in this caliber. All seams are tight w/ no repairs. Nice! $195
 
35 WCF Winchester. The 2nd (1932) variation of Winchester's 1st 1-pc box, the graphic which introduced their innovative Staynless priming in 1927-28. All orig ammo, seams & flaps tight. Hard to find this nice in the heavy calibers. $175
35 WCF Winchester. The very colorful "1939" style box, the last in which this great caliber was produced. Headstamps in this box are the earlier, classic (and correct) "WRACo 35 WCF". While primarily a Win M95 caliber, for which rifle it was developed, it was also popular among British professional hunters in India & Africa; as a result, many double rifles were also chambered for it. Clean & solid!
$150
sold
 
 

 
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375 H&H Magnum Gold/Black
Cape Buffalo box
Browning. The 2nd largest (behind .458 Win--see below) & one of the scarcest of the limited Browning series, it is also arguably the most attractive of those boxes with its depiction of a cape buffalo on the front. Unfortunately, the scanner will not recreate the graphics due to the reflective nature of the gold background on these boxes. If you'd like a picture, pls email & I'll try to send a digital photo. $75
sold
375 Win. 200 gr Winchester-Western "BIG BORE 94" box in the 200 gr offering. Clean, solid & bright.  
(out)
375 Win. 250 gr  "BIG BORE 94" box in the much scarcer and more desirable 250 gr offering. Display quality condition.  
(out)
38-55 FMJ Remington-UMC. Scarce Full Patch (FMJ) "Metal Cased" bullet. Ctdgs are uncleaned but remain exceptionally bright and clean w/ "U" on the primers. $90
38-55 Savage Arms Co. Early 2-pc "Moose Horn" box, blk pwdr loading. Box has serious area torn from front and lid is msg both ends; still, it contains 15 orig rds with early "S"-marked primers and "S.A. Co. 38-55" headstamp. EXTREMELY RARE box in this caliber!
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
$125
sold
38-55 W.H.V. Winchester. A clean, solid box, very scarce in this Winchester High Velocity (WHV) loading and much nicer than those ordinarily encountered. Further, while similar to the 1925 box listed in Giles & Shuey, this is a year earlier, showing label dates of 1-24 (lid-top) and 5-24 (front). All rds appear native to the box and have the desirable "WRACo .38-55 WHV" headstamp and so-called "protected" primers. $285
38-56 Winchester. Black powder 2-pc box, earliest type w/o end labels, ca 1886-94. These early Model 1886 calibers are getting to be impossible to find in this sort of condition. $435
38-70 WCF Winchester.  Black Powder box, ca 1899-1900. Less than 900 of these M86 rifles were manufactured. We can only imagine how many boxes of this caliber remain out of the few--we can safely say--were produced. Box is tight & clean, ctdgs all orig and nice. Very scarce box!
[From my personal collection]
$525
40-60 WCF Winchester. Black Pwdr 2-pc box thought to be the earliest in this caliber which was intro'd in 1884, the last of the four Win Model 1876 calibers. As the Model 1886, with its several new caliber introductions, came out only 2 yrs later, the 40-60 was obsolete almost immediately. Exceptionally clean & solid for an 1880s box! [See Giles & Shuey, pg 80, top left] $450
40-60 Marlin
 (& Colt LMR)

Remington-UMC, "Split-logo" 2-pc Blk Pwdr box, ca 1911-12, the first 2 years following the combination of UMC with Remington. Solid box containing all correct "UMC" headstamped ctdgs (still shown on the cartridge pic on the front label). Very scarce box in a very scarce caliber. (For use in those Marlin Mod 1881 rifles marked ".40 Cal" on the barrels as well as .40-60 Colt Lightning Magazine Rifles).
$275
40-70 Ballard

U.M.C. Two-pc box from the 1880s featuring a full-size pic of the seldom-seen paper-patched bulleted cartridge. Great box full of beautiful, original paper-patched ctdgs. RARE!! $775
sold
40-65 (40-70) Sharps Straight 2-1/2" Remington-UMC. Blk Pwdr 2-pc box of Sharps 2-1/4" straight shell w/ grooved b'ts. SEALED! Seldom found at all, much less in this condition! $450
40-70 Sharps Bottle-neck
2-1/4"
Winchester. Seldom-seen Sharps .40-70 (2-1/4") Bottle-neck caliber in the RARE 20-rd box. Surprisingly tight box w/o the normal splits associated w/ these early "taped construction" boxes. Nice paper-patched ctdgs, all of which appear native to the box, and bearing the desirable "WRACo 40-70" headstamp. $795
40-75
(40-82 with Express b't)


Winchester. As above, this is a black powder box, pre-1898. One of the rarest of Winchester lever action rifle boxes, this really a 40-82 (& so headstamped, see Giles & Shuey pg 136) loaded with a copper-tubed "Express" b't as was used in the .40-110 Express (Giles & Shuey pg 100). I believe this to be the ONLY cartridge (out of the 13 Model 1886 calibers) for which no guns were chambered and so-marked on the barrel. Box is a bit rough and contains only 18 of the very scarce (tho not all native to the box) .40-75 ctdgs. Virtually never offered for sale publicly, these boxes, when found, usually trade "behind the table." Listed in G&S at $800-1500. This is the ultimate "40-82" box! sold
40-82 Winchester. Black powder 2-pc box, earliest type w/o end labels, ca 1886-94. This is among the most difficult of the M86 calibers to find in a clean early box.
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap; the dark area at lower center is NOT a stain on the box; rather, it is the result of shadow created by a slight depression in the box bottom.]
$525
40-82 Winchester. Black powder 2-pc box in one of the most popular, and toughest to find, Win Model '86 calibers. Unusually clean w/ none of the usual seam or end separations common to boxes of this early style, taped construction (see Giles & Shuey, pp 14-15). Exceptional! $495
sold
40-90 Bullard UMC. Early 1880s "Double Dog Logo" box for the very finely made and short-lived Bullard lever-action rifle of that period. Cartridges are all clean & original and have the correct headstamp reading simply "BULLARD 40-90" (no "UMC"). It's most unusual to have a caliber stamping but no maker. This is the first Bullard box (of ANY caliber) I can remember putting up in the past 10 or more years! $750
40-90 Sharps Straight Winchester. Far less common than the 5-rd UMC offering, this 10-rd box is the perfect mate to a Win M1885 High-Wall in this caliber. Clean, solid & totally original.
[From my personal collection]
$595
sold
40-90 Sharps BN Winchester. This is a 10-rd box of 40-90 Sharps 2-5/8" ("Bottle-neck") w/ paper-patched bullets. Introduced by Sharps in 1873, Winchester added it to their list in 1878. Solid box, nice clean orig ctdgs bearing the "WRACo 40-90" headstamp. Far harder to find than the 40-90 Straight. $675
40-90 Sharps BN Winchester. Comments above also apply here w/ 3 exceptions: First, the ctdgs are not headstamped making them slightly earlier than the ones described above; second, the box has repaired seams and tape remnants on lid corners as well as some "white stuff" (upper right corner); third, this box is is a helluva lot cheaper! $350
401 WSL Winchester. "1946" box. Great color & graphics. Clean ammo, all of which appears native to the box. $110
sold
405 Remington-UMC. Very scarce "Split Logo" box, ca 1911-12. Has ctdg pic showing UMC headstamp (no "Rem") and ctdgs in the box are likewise stamped just UMC. These are the 1st boxes after the Remington & UMC combination in 1910-11 and were very short-lived. $120
405
Western, 1930s "Bullseye" box, with "W.C.Co." in upper left corner of back. $125
405 Winchester. Last Win box style. Bright, clean & solid. {Have several similar, this may not be the exact box you get]. $95
(Also See Obsolete Pg)
44 Sharps "Creedmoor" Winchester. This early, diagonal label Sharps "Creedmoor" 10-box contains 6 original, paper-patched .44 caliber 2-5/8" case Sharps ctdgs in the RARE target loading. Seldom seen or offered. [From my personal collection]
sold
45 Sharps 2/7/8" U.M.C. ".45 Calibre / 2 7/8 inch Shell, 105 Grains Powder, / 1-13/32 inch Patched Bullet, 550 Grains". Five clean paper-patched ctdgs in the original, inner paper wrap common to these early UMC Sharps boxes containing un-headstamped ctdgs. Some staining to upper edge of lid, otherwise clean & solid box w/ EXCEPTIONAL cartridges! sold
45-60 Winchester. Circa 1880, this is the EARLIEST labeling by Winchester in this caliber, showing un-headstamped ctdg pic with callouts for caliber on the ctdg pic and the caliber/powder callouts in italics (see Giles & Shuey, pg 81). Shows typical end separations at bottom & lid top but color & box integrity are great as are the un-headstamped original ctdgs. RARE box, especially in this condition! $750
45-60 Winchester. Circa mid/late-1880s this is the first labeling to show a headstamp on the cartridge pic. Incredibly, there are NO seam splits or repairs on this box. Labeling is excellent w/ no significant flaws & great color. Further, the ctdgs all appear not only original, but native to the box! They don't come much better! $650
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45-70-500 Winchester. This double-wall, string-pull box is thought to be the earliest Gov't contract Smokeless box. Seldom encountered, it is listed as "Rarity 4" (out of 5) in Giles & Shuey, pg 93. This is only the 3rd one I've seen in 25 years!   sold
45-75 Winchester. Rare & desirable second type box, 1879-82. This caliber, which wasn't cataloged until 1878, has 2 varieties (the 2nd and 3rd) that have a reloading label covering virtually the entire lower part of the box: this is the earlier of the two showing SIX powder brands (see below for later variety).  Cartridges are all un-headstamped as is the ctdg pic on the box label. Condition of the cartridges is exceptional for this early date and this caliber. Exceptional early box; rarely seen, especially in this condition. [Giles & Shuey, pg 85] $1100
sold
45-75 Winchester. Black Powder 2-pc bx, 1883-84. This is the latter of the highly desirable, early variety reloading labels which cover the entire lower part of the box. Note cartridge pic has no headstamp, nor do the correct rds therein. [See Giles & Shuey, pg 85]. The fact that this box shows some light, even label wear is all that keeps it from being a $1000+ item. Seams are tight, both top & bottom, including ends--most unusual for these heavy ctdgs in an early, taped-construction box. $775
sold
45-75
Primed Shells
Winchester. Thought to be ca 1890, this is a full, original box of primed shells for hand-loading & reloading. Seldom seen! $125
sold
45-85 Marlin Connecticut Ctdg Co. In business from 1962 till about 1975, this company manufactured a line of cartridges advertised as "Cartridges Out of the Past -- Being Produced Again and Sold Here -- Fire your 'Old Favorite' Again".  This box is of the earlier style, ca 1962-3.  Contains all 20 orig smkls, JSP ctdgs,  headstamped 45-85, & which still appear quite capable of fulfilling the Co's promise.

$85

45-85 WCF Winchester. Blk Pwdr box in the more desirable 300 gr Express version w/ copper tubed bullet (350 gr has solid lead bít). This was a special caliber designation for use in 45-90 rifles but, theoretically (like the 45-82), no guns were specifically chambered made for it or marked 45-85 on the barrel. While a small handful of such guns so marked have turned up, they are, needless to say, exceptionally rare & desirable. Solid & clean w/ all correct, original rds.
[From my personal collection]

 
$850
45 Sharps 2.1"

(45-70 Sharps)
(45-75 Sharps)
   UMC. Very scarce box of 10 paper-patched, Berdan-primed .45-70 (.45-75) 2.1" Sharps. This is far scarcer than any of the popular lengths of Sharps ctdgs. Only the seldom-seen and rarely chambered .45 3-1/4"and .50 3-1/4" are more difficult. While the lid has a scratch and a bottom edge appears to have been pasted tight, the wear on the box & label is quite even & normal. Inside, however, is where the "magic" lies: these cartridges appear as new, separated by the factory serpentine paper and possibly never out of the box!  $975
sold
45 Sharps 2.6" UMC. This is the far less common 10-rd box containing the 2.6" shells with 90 grs of powder behind a 500 gr paper-patched bullet. Early un-headstamped ctdgs. Rare box in great condition!

[From my personal collection]

$1250
 
45 Sharps 2.6"   Winchester.  This is the 2.6", 100 gr pwdr loading. The 10 early, un-headstampedctdgs each have their 500 gr paper-patched bullets carefully protected in tissue paper as wrapped by the factory. Totally original.

[From my personal collection]
$1250
45 Sharps 2-7/8" UMC. Five-rd box of these scarce cartridges w/ their long case and bright white paper-patched bullets. Loading is 105 grs blk pwdr behind the 550 gr patched bullet. Early un-headstamped, Berdan-primed ctdgs. Box still has the original interior paper wrapped in serpentine fashion around the ctdgs. Exceptional!

[From my personal collection]
$885
 
ELEY 45-125 Win Express
RARE!
Eley (Brit). One of the RAREST of all Win calibers by another maker, Eley listed this only in their export catalog of 1914. It was unknown to collectors until two 10-round packets turned up in India around 1990. One of the packets was open & in tatters and the remaining cartridges (I don't recall how many) were sold singly, this being one. (I bought the full packet & it resides in my collection to this day.)

Created for, and introduced in, Winchester's Model 1885 "High Wall" single-shot rifle in 1886, it was discontinued by Win in 1917. Like the Winchester version, this one has the "Express", copper-tubed bullet (see pic). Further, it is in excellent, uncleaned, unstained condition: a true collector's gem!

$175

sold
 

45-125 Win Express Winchester. This is the earlier of the 2 labelings as shown in Giles & Shuey (pg 101). Clean orig ctdgs w/ the 300 gr copper-tubed "Express" bullets which give the cartridge its name. Created for, and introduced in, Winchester's Model 1885 "High Wall" single-shot rifle in 1886, it was discontinued by Win in 1917. EXTREMELY difficult to find, especially in an all-orig box, not one of the more often seen (tho still scarce) "put-together" boxes. $1750
 
458 Win Mag Gold/Black
Cape Buffalo box
Browning. The largest & one of the scarcest of the limited Browning series, it is also arguably the most attractive of those boxes with its depiction of a cape buffalo on the front. Unfortunately, the scanner will not recreate the graphics due to the reflective nature of the gold background on these boxes. If you'd like a picture, pls email & I'll try to send a digital photo. $85
50-70 Sharps Sharps Rifle Mfg Co. Circa 1870, paper-covered cardboard packet of 10 paper-patched cartridges; side seals intact but bottom had loosened and was put back.  Call for more details or pix if interested. The individual cartridges are extremely difficult to find and bring near $100 apiece. These boxes are among the very rarest of all Sharps items--I doubt there are more than 10 of these in existence!! $2350
sold
 
50-70 U.M.C. From an original factory case dated Dec 24, 1873 (will send photo of crate to buyer). THIS BOX IS FLAT OUT MINT! Nothing more needs be said! $950
.50-70  

 

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50-110 Winchester Express

 
Winchester. One of the most collectible of all Winchester cartridges AND cartridge boxes, this is the blue-label Black Powder "Express" box intro'd in the late-1880s. Express cartridges all have the correct "raised X" on the  copper tube in the nose of the bullet. [See Giles & Shuey, pg 160.]  Bright colors, solid box--great find for a cartridge collector, cartridge box collector or Win M86 collector.
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
$1650
sold
 
50-110 Winchester
Express


Winchester. As above and in similar condition, just slightly nicer labels. $1750
 
50-110 Smkls.

Jktd Hol. Pts.

Winchester. This is earliest of the Smokeless loadings with the "37 grs Smkls Pwdr" callout, ca 1896-98 (see Giles & Shuey, pg. 161). Most interesting, however, is the fact that the bullets in these early Smkls boxes were not simply Jacketed Soft Points, but were Jacketed HOLLOW Soft Points! While the box bottom shows tape removal stain, the box is solid and the cartridges are clean & original. A great find in this largest of Win M86 calibers.
 [This is from my personal collection & is the first such box I have ever offered for sale!]
sold
505 Gibbs George Gibbs, Ltd, Bristol, England. Seldom seen or offered is this orig box of 10 rds of this seriously heavy-duty cartridge. Clean & solid in & out, this is a rare find! $185
sold
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100 Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956
by
Ray T. Giles
&
Daniel L. Shuey

 

 

The 1st and ONLY definitive work on cartridge boxes, covering all the calibers for which Winchester cataloged their rifles, from the Volcanic to the Model 88. 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!

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100 years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956

One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956