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Legend:
BP=Black Powder, SMKLS=Smokeless, 2pc=Two piece lift-top box, SLD=Sealed, LBL=Label, HS=Headstamp, H.P.=Hollow Pt, SP=Soft Pt, FMJ=Full Metal Jkt (Full Patch), HV=High Velocity Color Codes: BL, GRN, WH, YEL, BLK, PLD (PLAID), ETC.
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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!

Will be happy to sign your copy on request.

RTG
 

$69.95, ppd
218 Bee

Winchester. The popular "1939" box, the perfect mate to most of the Win Mod 65 rifles ever made. No flap or seam problems, great color! Really hard to find and very much in demand.

$295
sold

218 Bee

Winchester. This is the rare FULL PATCH (FMJ) loading of which only 1 run was made (see Giles & Shuey pg 42). The callout on the side is for the Model 65 although, by this time (1949), the M65 had been discontinued and the Mod 43 had been introduced. Box shows minor case or shelf wear & has a very minor glitsch between the peak & right leg of the big red "W" (click on pic). Seldom seen box and the first one I have ever offered. sold
218 Bee

Winchester. Shows light shelf wear but old price on side mkd out w/ grease pen. Offered at about MSRP "shooter" price (assuming you can find it!). $100
sold
22 WCF

Winchester. Blk Pwdr box w/earliest type label though ca 1900-1903 (Giles & Shuey, pg 112, top left). Solid box, still SEALED! $150

sold

22 WCF

Winchester. Black Powder, 2-pc box w/ later type top label dating to 1903-1906 but side-seal label dtd 3-19.(Giles & Shuey, pg 112, top right). Very clean, solid box w/ only the slightest rub on ctdg pic. SEALED! Exceptional! $150
25 ACP
(ASP)

Savage Arms Corp. The rarest  by far of all Savage boxes is this little blue box of "S.A. Corp. 25 Auto". While the box contains but 9 original rds so-headstamped and is missing the rt end of the lid, this is no "Bargain Bin" item: It's only the 2nd one I've seen in 25 years! Solid and clean w/ "1922" and "2.00" in pencil on one edge. $200
sold
25-20 HV

Remington. This is the great High Velocity 60 gr JHP loading which has not been made in over 50 years. $85
sold
25-20

Winchester. Type of 1932 in very scarce Full Patch (FMJ). This loading even scarcer than the 60 gr High Velocity loading. Sound flaps and seams; ctdgs all appear native to the box. Seldom encountered! $225
sold
25-20 Single Shot

US Ctdg Co. Sometimes titled "25 Stevens Single Shot" as labeled here. Not sealed but the side-seal lbl is 99% complete and ammo appears native to the box. Solid box w/ no splits or repairs. A really nice example of a caliber that is increasingly difficult to locate. $150
256 Win Magnum
"Match Grade"

Winchester-Western. This rare batch of 60 gr jacketed hollow point MATCH GRADE was loaded for testing by SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Institute).  Never seen it before, not likely to again! $95
sold
32 ASP
(Auto Savage Pistol)



 

Savage. Earliest 2-pc box of this style, "Savage Arms Co." printed on bottom. Later boxes, ca 1916, had the add'l word "Corp." stamped on bottom and even later, "Savage Arms Corp." (printed). Further, it has the "Savage Indian" logo on both long sides and the bottom lbl is near perfect (most unusual). [Phot'd in shrink-wrap, pls ignore seal lines on side] $500
sold
32 ASP
(Auto Savage Pistol)

AS ABOVE...: "Savage. Earliest 2-pc box of this style, "Savage Arms Co." printed on bottom. Later boxes, ca 1916, had the add'l word "Corp." stamped on bottom and even later, 'Savage Arms Corp.' (printed). Further, it has the 'Savage Indian' logo on both long sides and the bottom lbl is near perfect (most unusual)."

...EXCEPT: The rt end label is about 80-85% and the left end is only 25-30% (pix on reqest). Also, while the 43 ctdgs are nice & original, well, you see the problem...
$235
32 ACP
(Auto)
Peters. Salmon-colored "Banner" label, ca early 1900s. Cincy address. Not just early and colorful, but SEALED! $85
sold
32 ACP
(Auto)
Winchester. Very scarce Soft Point loading (most, by far, were full metal jacket). Lbl date 6-17. And it's SEALED! $85
sold
32 Short
"Bull Dog"
U.S. Cartridge Co. Ca early-1880s, this RARE box has 5 original rds remaining, all headstamped "U.S. 32 Webley". Label callout on 3 lines: "Made expressly for / Colt's, Webley and American / Bull Dog Revolver". One of only two I've ever seen (and the other was brown rather than green). CHEAP! $100
32 CLMR UMC. Early box for Colt's Lightning Magazine Rifle (CLMR) with the desirable "Rampant Colt" logo. Further, the ctdgs are all headstamped "UMC 32 CLMR", the most sought after headstamp, as opposed to the other available (and correct) headstamps:  "UMC .32 CFW" and "UMC .32 CF SH". Box is solid and label is clean & sharp. NICE! $850
sold
32 Long Colt

Winchester. SCARCE, early LESMOK box, label-dtd 1-12. Introduced in 1911, the Lesmok loading was a hybrid powder combing positive attributes of both Black and Smokeless powders (fast burning w/ "less smoke"). Popular for about 10-12 years, it was mostly gone by the early '30s, remaining in only .22s. While rather popular in rimfire loadings, especially the smaller calibers, it was seldom seen in center-fire cartridges such as this one.
This one, from my personal collection, remains FACTORY-SEALED!
$110
sold
32 S&W CREEDMOOR CARTRIDGE CO. (See Giles & Shuey, p.293). Boxes by this company, which was only around for about 2 1/2 years (ca 1892-94), are rarely seen in ANY caliber. This one is from my own collection where it has resided for many years. It has 7 orig "C.C.C." headstamped ctdgs remaining. Never sold a CCC box before, may not again! sold
32 S&W
"Ghost Logo"
Western. Early Bullseye box w/ Ghost Logo. The Nublend Powder loading in the late-1920s Bullseye boxes came in this unusual graphic. Such Nublend loadings came in only a few calibers, both CF and RF, and and were discontinued in or around 1930. Most, if not all, Ghost boxes are also Nublend. The right end flap has a tear in the upper right corner (see pic), otherwise NICE! Very seldom seen in ANY caliber! $150
 
32 S&W Winchester. Early 1880s Blk Pwdr, S&W "Picture Box". Orange side-seal label 98%. Full of correct ctdgs. Cheap! $135
sold
32 WSL
(Win Self-Loading Mod 1905)
Winchester. "1946 style", the last in which this caliber was made by Win. $135
sold
32 S&W Revolving Rifle

UMC. One of the rarer boxes you'll see on this site: for the Smith & Wesson Revolving Rifle. Unusual cartridges (20 of which remain) in which the bullet is entirely inside the case, just below the case mouth. Ca 1880s w/ unheadstamped ctdg pic on box and 20 unheadstamped ctdgs within. Some expert edge/end repair which enhance, not detract from, the box's "displayability". Rare find!
sold
32-20 WHV Western. Super-X box, Olin (post-war). This is the scarce 80 grain JHP loading with the "WHV" headstamp and the warning: "Do Not Use in Pistols, Revolvers or M73 Winchester Rifles". Solid box, clean rds; getting very hard to find!
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap; pls ignore seam on side]
$85
sold
32-20 Winchester. This is the 2nd variety of the 1st type box, ca. early-1880s/mid-1890s. And it's SEALED with NO seam splits or separations! Needless to say, sealed boxes in this condition from this Blk Pwdr period are very rare. 'Nuff said. $495
sold
32-20
(32 WCF)


Winchester. Thought to be the earliest Smokeless offering in this caliber, this box is only the 2nd I have ever seen, the other being pictured in the book (see Giles & Shuey, pg.53). While it has but 10 original ctdgs, the box is solid with no split edges or corners. Rare opportunity at a rational price!
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap; pls ignore seams]
$265
sold
32-20

(32 WCF)


Winchester. The seldom-seen "Full Patch" (FMJ) loading in a SEALED 2-pc, orange label box, ca 1914.
This is the exact box pictured on page 54 of Giles & Shuey--not a similar box, THE box!
Solid box with no split edges or corners.

[Photo'd in shrink-wrap; pls ignore seams]

$285
sold
32-20
(32 WCF)
Winchester. Circa early-1920s, this is the last of the 2-pc boxes and is of the full-cover construction which was only used during this period preceding the intro of Winchester's new 1-pc "Staynless" boxes of 1927-28. Further, it is in the very scarce "Smokeless Pwdr, Lead" loading (most Smkls ctdgs had Soft Point bullets). No split seams or edges, NICE! $200
sold
32-44 S&W Target Winchester. Blk Pwdr, 2-pc box, ca 1890s, "Adapted to Smith & Wesson's .32-44 Target Revolver." Early style side-seal. Black powder boxes this early, in calibers as scarce as this, are nearly impossible to find. Better yet, it's still SEALED!
sold
35 S&W Remington-UMC. Two-pc box, ca 1916-20, in "Metal Point Bullet" (jacketed lead-bearing b't) loading. Ctdgs are surprisingly clean and have nickel primers with impressed "u". Side-seal lbl is approx 90%. [Focus on pic (scan) is weak because the label is recessed in the lid on these boxes.] $120
35 S&W

Remington-UMC. Two-pc box, ca 1916-20, in "Metal Point Bullet" (jacketed lead-bearing b't) loading. As in the  preceding box, ctdgs will have nickel primers with impressed "u". While SEALED, the side-seal is dark & is approx 85% as it is missing a piece of the lower front edge. [Focus on pic (scan) is weak because the label is recessed in the lid on these boxes.] $150
sold
35 S&W Remington-UMC. Ca WWI, this SEALED box is the much scarcer Soft Point" loading. Side-seal label 98%. NICE! $190
sold
351 WSL Winchester. Solid & colorful "1939 Series" box. Ctdgs are clean & all appear native to the box. Nice! $145
sold
357 Magnum Peters. Earliest Peters box in this caliber, ca mid-1930s w/ Kings Mills address. Shows some shelf wear, but tight flaps & seams and all original nickel-plated rds. 

$200

357 Magnum U.S. Cartridge Co. Unquestionably the RAREST 357 box, 1935-6: At this time (NY address box), USCCo had been operating out of the Winchester factory since 1926 as the brand was being phased out over a 10-yr period ending in 1936. Have seen 4 of these in 25 years. Full cover 2-pc box contains 46 cartridges, obviously individual collectors' items in themselves.  [ From my personal collection]

$500
sold

357 Magnum Western Super-X. Olin Inds (post-war). Clean and tight.

$65
sold

357 Magnum Winchester. Colorful "1935" series box, the 1st in this caliber by Win. "Nickel Plated Shell" over-printed on label. Ctdgs all orig & clean, box has tight flaps & seams. This is the most sought-after display box for collectors of registered S&W and other early .357s (which results from the fact that, like most collectors, they aren't even aware of the USCCo box!)

$450

38 ACP
(Auto)
UMC. Very early box for the very early Colts, ca 1902-1908. Solid box full of orig ammo, all of which appears native to the box. Interestingly, the box is the so-called "patent box" of 1883, distinguished by its round corners and two embossed 1" diameter circles on the lid & bottom. Discontinued by UMC in 1903 this would be one of the last such boxes (though could well have been a bit later than 1903 as nothing was ever thrown out by the ammo manufacturers).

$150
sold

38 Colt Special Winchester. "1932" series. Other than a scuff on one edge, the box is in exc condition with tight flaps & seams & great color. Colt Special differs from the S&W Spl only in that the Colt loading has a flat bullet as opposed to the S&W round-nose b't. Since the commonly available .38 S&W Spl ctdgs worked very nicely in the Colts, the "Colt Special" loading & nomenclature was soon dropped. Scarce, interesting box, the last Win listed in this caliber. $135
38 S&W Winchester. Full-cover, 2-pc box ca 1920. Bright color, exc+ condition & SEALED!
[From my personal collection]
$95
sold
38 S&W Special
"Hi-Speed"
Remington. This special "Hi-Speed" loading, as stated on box bottom, is "...for use ONLY in S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman, Colt Shooting Master and such Colt New Service Arms as are designed for Hi-Speed Ammunition". Headstamp is the unique "Rem-UMC .38 Spl H.S.". Ca 1930s, this loading, perfect for display with the above mentioned revolvers, is very seldom encountered. All original in & out, no flap or seam problems & good color. $125
38 Spl Super Police Western. This is the much sought-after early Super Police box, ca 1930s, w/ the 200 gr bullet. (Like the one pictured in S&W books.) Tight flaps and seams--unusual in this heavy box.
[The top edge appears dark in this scan--it's not! Also the color is better/brighter in hand]
$150
38 Spl Super Police
 

Western. Super Police, very scarce 200 gr b't. Clean box & ctdgs, ca mid-1960s. Getting very hard to find.

 [Photo'd in shrink-wrap]

$100
38 S&W Special Winchester. Very early "Smkls" box, ca 1900-1905. Side lbl 100% and the box remains FACTORY SEALED! Scarce this early; RARE in such condition! $180
sold
 

"38 Super Special"

Winchester. For a brief period in the mid-1930s, Winchester produced this box with graphics that are unique to the entire line of the Co's offerings. The headstamp is likewise unique: "WRA Super 38 Spl". Completing the trifecta, the bullet is "Metal Point Lead Bearing"--looks like FMJ but it's just a metal cap over the lead bullet, the lead being what engages the rifling, not the jacket. Very colorful, rare and desirable box for anyone who collects either Winchester generally or .38 Special specifically! $350
sold
38 S&W Special +P
Metal-Piercing
Win-Western. These are the very scarce 150gr "Metal Piercing", pointed b't rds and are significantly rarer than .357 MP. These are NOT "Armor Piercing" military rds but I'm told are still banned by some states (prob CA and a few others--pls check your state's laws!).    [End flap photo'd in shrink-wrap] $95
 
38 L Colt
Lightning Pic Box
Winchester. As 2/3 of the total production of these revolvers were produced in the Black Powder era, the most desirable of the Colt Lightning picture boxes is this Blk Pwdr 2-pc box by Winchester. Though there is some fading on the back side-label, this box is still SEALED! [Pls ignore shrink-wrap seams and glare on side-label.]  Sealed Blk Pwr boxes are becoming nearly impossible to find in ANY center-fire caliber! $725
sold
38 Short Colt UMC "red ball" logo Smkls box. Seldom-seen caliber in short-lived labeling (1908-11). Solid w/ good color. For light load use in Colt Lightning revolvers and other guns calling for "38 Colt" or ("38 Long Colt" or "38 Colt L") $75
38 Short Colt U.S. Cartridge Co.  Blk Pwdr 2-pc box. SEALED & MINTY! $95
sold
380 Colt
(M1908)
U.S. Cartridge Co.  Early box, ca 1908-11, thought to be the first in caliber ".380 Colt Hammerless" by this iconic early maker. From my personal collection, this box is still factory SEALED! $125
sold
38-40
(38 WCF)
Winchester. Second style box, ca 1880s, w/ red side label (97-98%). (See Giles & Shuey, pg 59, 1st bx.)  Ctdgs all correct, tight seams on lid & bottom, very unusual in these boxes! Much scarcer than 44-40 boxes from the same period but priced similarly. sold
 
38-40
(38 WCF)

Winchester. "Smokeless, Metal Patched Bullets", 2-pc box, ca 1910. This is the very scarce & desirable Full Metal Jacket loading. Further, as pointed out in Giles & Shuey (pg 63), this is the only offering in this caliber that calls for use in "Colt Revolvers"; no other loading in either Blk Pwdr or Smkls Pwdr has such a call-out.
No splits, no problems anywhere, and it's SEALED. [Photo'd in shrink-wrap, pls ignore seams on side]
$795
sold
38-40
(38 WCF)

Winchester. The RARE "Lesmok" labeling intro'd in 1910-11 (Giles & Shuey, pg 61).  Offered in very few Center Fire calibers and only for a short period of time, it was predominantly a small caliber Rimfire powder loading.   SEALED box w/ no splits or other problems.

[Photo'd in shrink-wrap, pls ignore seams on side]

$795
sold
38-40
(38 WCF)
Winchester. "Smokeless", 2-pc box, ca 1915. Both side and top labels 99+%. Much harder to to find than the earlier Black Powder boxes [see Giles & Shuey, pg 64]. Totally original and SEALED.  They don't come much better! $750
sold
38-40
(38 WCF)

Winchester. Here's one that's not in Giles & Shuey: The short-lived "1945" Olin box that was quickly superseded by the red & yellow "1946" series. We didn't know this caliber existed in this box until after the book was published. This is still only the 2nd that's turned up. Full & correct, this is a rare find! $215
sold
38-40 Marlin Winchester. This is the seldom-seen "Marlin Safety" box containing cartridges specified by Marlin to contain broad, flat tipped bullets and small primers, which together were supposed to reduce the chance of rounds going off in the magazine. I have no doubt that it worked. On the other hand, I'm not aware that Winchester had a history of this happening in any of their tubular magazines so it may have been a solution looking for a problem...but I'm sure Marlin's Marketing Dept was pleased. RARE box and SEALED! sold
9.8m/m
Auto Colt


Winchester. Often sought but seldom seen, this cartridge was developed for a Euro version of Colt's auto pistol.  However it was never adopted by any nation & remains a RARE & interesting anomaly among both Colt and Winchester cartridge collectors. This box, label-dated 8-11 as all in this caliber are, is sealed and stamped on the bottom: "Muzzle Velocity 1200 F.S.". Great color, nearly perfect condition!


sold
 

41 Long Colt Remington-UMC. Black Pwdr, 2-pc box, ca 1915. Minor stain upper right corner, but a very clean & solid box. Side label 98-99% w/ "Rampant Colt" logo (see close-up in pic). Blk Pwdr boxes in this caliber have become very scarce, especially this nice! $235
sold
41 Long Colt Winchester 2-pc "Picture Box" showing the Colt M1877 "Thunderer". There is no callout for either Smkls or Blk Pwdr but the green label denotes the latter. Ctdgs are all headstamped "WRACo 41 LDA" but they are mixed rds, not all native to the box. Side label is 95%+ and has Colt logo including "Rampant Colt". These .41 L Colt picture bxs have been bringing auction prices in excess of $1000! sold
.44Colt/Rem,
.44 S&W, .45 Colt & Schofield, .50 Rem Pistol
       ALSO SEE "EARLY & TRANSITIONAL" and "BARGAIN BIN" PAGES for any Frankford Arsenal offerings.
44 Colt & Remington Frankford Arsenal, "Martin [primed] Cartridges, For Colt's and Remington's Revolvers". Very early (1st year) SEALED 12-pack, dtd June, 1871. Pull string intact w/ none of the common edge splits. NOT a glued-edge, repaired packet as are so many of these. Martin primed ctdgs are widely sought by collectors as being the earliest successful center-fire priming system adopted by the U.S. military. sold
44 Game Getter "Ball"


 

ROBIN HOOD. Game Getter box in "Ball" loading. Unfortunately this RARE box has had some serious damage and has been repaired with transparent tape. Still The great Robin Hood logo is quite visible (see close-up pic) and the ctdgs are nice (HS: "R.H.A.Co. .44 G.G.") & all appear native to the box. Most Robin Hood Game Getters are found in blue label Blk Pwdr boxes; this red Smokeless label is the first I've seen. If you're not familiar with Game Getter box prices, most any decent full box--by ANY maker--will bring $450-550. Robin Hood bxs bring FAR more (in ANY caliber, .22s often bring well over $2000). Admittedly, a box with "problems", but chances of finding another are slim. Chances of another FULL one of ANY loading at under $500: prob near zero! sold
44 Magnum Smith & Wesson. Scarce 20-rd, 1960s box by "S&W Ammunition Company...Rock Creek, Ohio". 240 gr JHP loading. Little known, seldom seen maker and box! $65
sold
44 Magnum Western Super-X. Early 50-rd box, ca 1962-68, showing minor shelf wear but w/ good color and tight flaps & seams. $47.50
44 Russian
"Buck Shot"

Phoenix Metallic Cartridge Co.  For the advanced S&W collector, cartridge box collector or investor, this box is titled, "3 Buck Shot, 44 Cal. / For RUSSIAN MODEL PISTOL / Patented May 17th, 1870". This is a truly unusual loading & one I've not seen in any other caliber or by any other maker. Cartridges appear to be all native to the box and are unusually nice. A nearly identical box (slightly less scuffed but only partially full) went for nearly $4500 in Amoskeag's sale last summer (Aug?). Offered at a fraction of that price, this ought to be in the "Bargain Bin"!! sold
44 Russian
Picture Box


 
UMC. Early "Dog Logo" box, ca 1870s, picturing the Smith & Wesson revolver. Considered to be far and away the BEST display box for this iconic caliber, the greatness of which is attested to by the fact that it  was chambered in American revolvers for nearly 50 years, in spite of the fact that it didn't have "Colt" or "Winchester" in its name. Further, this box is still FACTORY SEALED! Have sold 2 others, un-sealed, in the past 25 years for between $4000-5000. A great find for the serious collector (or investor)!

[This one from my personal collection.]
 

sold
44 Russian Winchester. Post-War 2-pc, full cover Smkls box. Sealed 1 end only. Clean ammo. Frequently offered & sold by (low-knowledge) dealers as 1920s (or older) boxes, which indeed they very much resemble. However, the Olin Inds callout indicates post-war manufacture. Still a very nice box! $125
sold
44 S&W National Armory. "For Smith & Wesson's Army Revolver". Very scarce early SEALED box of "Martin-primed" cartridges. The National Armory, founded in Spfld MA in 1777, was George Washington's concept designed to safeguard our young nation's armament from the British. The last dated ammo I have seen from Nat'l Armory is 1871, the year of this box. Thereafter everything is from Frankford Arsenal. Virtually perfect: no tears or splits, pull string intact. This is a real piece of our country's history! [This packet is virtually identical to the one sold earlier this year @$975 off this very page. You may recognize that I have not changed the description from that listing: it is reprinted here exactly as it appeared then]. sold
 
44 S&W Special Remington. "Dogbone" box, ca 1930. Clean & solid w/ great color and no tears or loose flaps, unusual for these fragile boxes carrying such heavy ctdgs. $85
sold
44 S&W Special Winchester. Colorful "1946" box. Unusually clean with no flap or seam problems (unusual for these heavy calibers). Not often seen box! $95
.44Colt/Rem,
.44 S&W, .45 Colt & Schofield, .50 Rem Pistol
       ALSO SEE "EARLY & TRANSITIONAL" and "BARGAIN BIN" PAGES for Frankford Arsenal offerings.
44-40 Peters. Kings Mills address, 1930s. Popular 1-pc 50-rd box w/ ctdg pic in the most desirable of calibers. And, aside for some minor scuffing on the bottom, it's  exceptionally clean & solid!
 
$150
sold
 
44-40 UMC. Blk Pwdr 2-pc box.  Full and correct, this is the least expensive way to own a full 2-pc box of black powder .44-40s. If you don't absolutely have to have a Winchester box in this iconic caliber, this is the way to go! $375
sold
44-40 Winchester. Thought to be the very FIRST Smokeless box (ca 1896-97) in this iconic caliber by Winchester (See Giles & Shuey, pg 71), this is also one of the rarest & sought after of all Winchester boxes and is seldom found in displays or collections. Seams & corners are all tight and without repairs. FAR scarcer than the Win M73 "picture box" so often seen and at not much of a premium over that box. Nothing more need be said! $1450
sold
1889-1895

 
Winchester 44-40. "100 years of John Wayne" commemorative issue, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Duke's birth, 1907-2007. Extraordinary packaging and graphics with silver embossed "seal" w/ pic in center. Makes the older commemoratives look positively shabby by comparison. Cartridges are nickel-plated and have the "DUKE" headstamp. The inner tray is imprinted with the Winchester logo in red and even the bottom has a silver embossed picture. These are classiest boxes ever produced by Winchester (or any other cartridge company for that matter)! ONLY 16,000 OF THESE BOXES WERE MADE IN 44-40, FAR FEWER THAN IN 45 COLT (28,000) AND ONLY A FRACTION OF THE 65,000 MADE IN 30-30! THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY SMALL ISSUE FOR A CARTRIDGE BOX!!
HAND-PICKED, WE HAVE 3 OF THESE BOXES THAT HAVE NONE OF THE TYPICAL SCRATCHES, FLAKES, DENTS & ABRASIONS NORMALLY FOUND ON THESE BOXES. IF THESE WERE COINS THEY'D BE PROOFS!
sold
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45 ACP Riot  Ctdgs (Shot) for TSMG   Peters. Riot (Shot) Cartridges "FOR THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN" and widely considered to be the most interesting (& probably earliest) display box for the historically colorful Tommy Gun. Contents are red, paper-saboted shot cartridges, all of which  appear native to the box. There no fewer than 6(!) paste-on labels: the Caution label and 1925 patent label on lid top and the "Rustless" and product code ("No.4525") labels on both ends. Of the many sub-varieties of this great box, this is arguably the best! $695
sold

45 ACP (Auto)

Reminton-UMC. WWI military headstamp "1918" but in the highly sought after, scarce and desirable 200 grain bullet. Cheap!! $165
sold

45 Colt

Frankford Arsenal, June, 1874. These early Benet-primed "Colt's Revolver, Cal; .45" (pre-Schofield) packets were month-dated from Oct 1873-Aug 1874 only. Thereafter, the .45 "Revolver Ball" cartridges, which were shorter and less powerful to accommodate use in the S&W Schofield as well as the Colt, were year-dated till 1882. Great early box, CLEAN & SEALED! sold

45 Colt & Schofield

Frankford Arsenal, 1875, sealed. This is the toughest date in this series except for 1876. String-pull is intact. Nice!
[Uneven color is the result of the shellac coating applied to these packets as weatherproofing, a practice which was discontinued in 1880]
$575
sold

45 Colt & Schofield

Frankford Arsenal, 1875. Pull-string evidently has opened the top back edge and then been put back (see pic). Still, a nice display box of the 1st year of this Schofield or "Short Colt" loading after the discontinuance of the "Long" Colt loadings of 1873-74. $350

45 Colt & Schofield

Frankford Arsenal, 1877, Schofield & Colt. Harder date than any but 1875 & 1876. Weak label print but SEALED w/ NONE of the typical edge/seam splits! sold

45 Colt & Schofield

Frankford Arsenal, 1878, Schofield & Colt. The most common date of these great "US Cavalry" packets. SEALED! $350
sold
45 Colt Western "Bullseye" box. This is the box that contains the "Golden Bullet" (Lubaloy) rds so often used for display or in cartridge belts. Obviously the colorful box is displayable and collectible in its own right as this series often is in ALL calibers. Solid, with no repairs or splits and clean rds! $150
sold
45 Colt Winchester. Black powder "Colt Model 1878 D.A." picture box. Complete side label w/ Colt logo (pls ignore shrink-wrap seam). As ALL non-military .45 Colt black powder boxes are nearly impossible to find, this makes a great display box even for single-action collectors. sold
 
45 Colt Winchester. As above: Black powder "Colt Model 1878 D.A." picture box. Complete side label w/ Colt logo. This box is ca 1883-1885 while the above is ca 1907-08. The contents, however, in addition to 41 original ctdgs w/ plain primers, include 9 rds that have "w" primers though the headstamps are all identical "45 Colt WRACo". Further, the label has been skillfully "artistically enhanced" (meaning "touched up"). So, while the above, much later (1907-8), box sold for $1160, this one is priced at a more-than-reasonable, in fact CHEAP... $500
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45 Colt Winchester. Smokeless powder "Colt Model 1878 D.A." 2-pc picture box. Side lbl 98%. Great color, scarce box! Great display for any post-1898 .45 Colt! sold
45 Colt

Winchester. Rare Smokeless Powder 2-pc "RIFLE CARTRIDGES" box. Primary label (top) is ca 1902-05 though side-seal, which is over-stickered "For Rifles", is 9-14 dated. [This caliber was obviously not a rifle caliber but companies used that callout in about 4 or 5 states that taxed handgun ammo, bureaucrats being no brighter then than now apparently.]

 Smkls 45 Colt boxes from this period are invariably found with top-label pictures of the Colt DA M1878 or, in the late-'Teens, the Colt New Service.  Though opened, the side lbl is 99+% (pls ignore shrink-wrap lines on sides). I have shown this box to several knowledgeable cartridge & gun dealers/collectors and, like myself, none have seen it before!

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45 Colt Gov't (Schofield) Winchester. Blk pwdr 2-pc box. Label a bit faded but ctdgs are correct & original and all appear native to the box. Headstamps are simply, "WRACo .45 Colt". Seldom seen commercial box. $395
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454 Casull
Freedom Arms.  Made in their own factory in Wyoming until Winchester took over production, this is the earliest .454 box and the one in which this great ground-breaking (literally!) caliber was introduced in 1983. Headstamp is "F-A 454 CASULL" and the loading is their classic 260 gr Jacketed Flat Soft Point. The tape & tape marks (top corners) are from original "Factory sealed for your protection" printed tape which sealed the box. Has a couple edge creases but, in spite of the heavy contents, there are no separations at seams or flaps. A piece of history in a very scarce box. $85
 



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

100 years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956

One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956