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One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956  Ray T. Giles

Legend:
BP=Black Powder, Smkls=Smokeless, 2pc=Two piece lift-top box, Sld=Sealed, Lbl=Label, HS=Headstamp, H.P.=Hollow Point
Color Codes: BL, GRN, WH, YEL, BLK, PLD (PLAID), ETC.
Dunn references in parentheses
.22 Description $
 

Winchester
Two-Piece .22 Boxes
1873-1927

By
Richard L. Rains

This hard-cover book is 212 pages in full color. All known Winchester .22 boxes from the beginning of Winchester's production of that caliber in 1873 until the end of their two-piece box production in 1927 are described and (nearly all) pictured herein. A Rarity Scale is also included. This book is an absolute MUST for the .22 box collector! call
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CCI.  Mini-Mag HOLLOW POINTS, 100-rd plastic box, ca 1971. Dunn: CCI-5 S-2. Seldom seen, about shooter price. $20
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Clinton Cartridge Co. Two-pc "Smokeless" box thought to be early-1920s. Interestingly, this is a SEARS brand sold under the Clinton name and containing ammo (most probably) made by Western; this necessitated by the fact that Sears was cut off by Winchester for discounting Winchester products. Scarcer than the Lesmok offering from the same period.  Dunn: Clint-1 S-3a. $135
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National Cartridge Co. NCC-1 S-3. This company was only around for less than 2 years having been founded in 1908 and then sold to Western in 1909. The ctdgs are all the correctly  headstamped "N" and all 6 sides--incl the bottom--are approx the same (maybe a bit better) condition as the top (shown). A rare, colorful & and very desirable box with some of the best graphics of ANY .22 box! $350
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Peters. Dunn: PCC-4 S-1b. SEALED, out of an original brick. What more needs be said? sold
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Phoenix Metallic Ctdg Co. Rare 19th Century 100-rd box by this early maker (founded 1874). Six "Raised P" headstamped ctdgs remain. Great graphics, solid box! $395
sold
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UMC. Very early (earliest?) 50-rd box. Contains 19 of its original UNHEADSTAMPED ctdgs. UMC-7 S-4a. RARE! $175
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Winchester. The highly desirable SPOTLIGHT box (Rains: SS 8-c). The label "scratch" or "pull" at the bottom is the result of the boxes sticking together in the brick sleeve, a common occurrence with this series for some reason. At any rate, color is great and the box is still SEALED!  
$225
 
Long
Silvadry

Remington. Dogbone box, early-1930s. Here is a very scarce loading: First, it's in LONG. Second, it's "SILVADRY". Third, it's  STANDARD VELOCITY.  A veritable trifecta of rarity factors! To top it off, it's a variety NOT listed in DUNN! [Rem-7.3 L-1, AA btm but #6 flap. Dunn lists only #3 flap (L-1a) and #5 flap (L-1b)]. Also, forgot to mention: NEW from (partial) brick!

295
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Long
Silvadry
Remington. This is the "High-Speed" Silvadry loading, not so rare as the above but very scarce nonetheless as are all Silvadry offerings, esp so in LONG. Dunn: REM-7.5 L-1a. Mint from orig brick! $65
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LR
Peters WIMBLEDON MATCH. One of the most desirable loadings in Peters' rich legacy of collectible .22 boxes! The gold leaf is frequently found rubbed away, as was fairly easily done. Only around during the mid-1930s Depression years, this premium loading was not sold in great quantities. This is the first Wimbledon box I have offered in 22 years!  Dunn: PCC-53 LR-1 $295
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LR Peters "Antique" series "Flying Duck" NEW from brick. $9
LR Shot Remington. "Dog Bone" box in the "Hi-Speed Shot" loading. Dunn: Rem-7.4 but VARIETY NOT IN DUNN  ("D" bottom, #1 flap). Sold
LR UMC. Remington's 1990s first cut at a re-introduction of the famous old brand from which it been cut loose in 1920. Mint! $12.50
 
LR
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
U.S. Cartridge Co. The famous N.R.A. issue, ca. 1919-20, Dunn: US-51 LR-5. Has folded shot shell ad inside. This is the loading referred to by the highly regarded gun writer from the 1930s, Phil Sharpe, in his famous book The Rifle in America:
"Despite the claims of ammunition makers, this author recalls one old now obsolete .22 Long Rifle, the old "U.S. NRA" made by the United States Cartridge Co at Lowell, Mass. This N.R.A. cartridge was a Lesmok powder loading, packaged in a blue box with red letters and so far outshone all other match cartridges of the early 1920's that it was practically exclusively used in the major matches." (Philip B. Sharpe, The Rifle in America. Wm Morrow & Co, 1938. Pg 608)
$95
LR H.P. Winchester. "1932 Super Speed", WRA-13 LR-5b. Rare Hollow Point loading, "Lead Bullets / Greased" variety. EXC condition, clean & nice. Have 2 (2/25). 375
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LR Winchester, the colorful PRECISION 5-STAR PRECISION box, early 1930s. Over-sized box (1-5/8" x 2-7/8") because the inner tray consists of a 50-hole holder with each ctdg nose-down and separated from the other rds. WRA-53 LR-7b. One of the most in-demand of all Win 22 bxs! MINTY! $235
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LR Winchester Boy Scout Commemorative issue. Headstamps are the fleur-de-lis Boy Scout emblem (as pictured on the side panel). As new from brick. out
Rem Auto Rem Kleanbore, like new from brick. $85
Win Auto Western. Scarce box, 1958-61 only, pre-"Child Warning". WCC-11 WA-1b. $40
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Win Auto Winchester. One of the earliest in this series of brightly-colored 2-pc boxes for the Win Model 1903 is this one, (Dunn: WRA-8 WA-2a) ca 1904-05. Has minor abrasion on ctdg pic but this box is still SEALED! $150
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WRF
Hol Pts
Remington. SILVADRY HOLLOW POINT. Dunn: REM-7.5 WRF-3 but variety not in Dunn (diff flap). New from  brick. RARE! $275
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WRF Remington. "1974" issue, the last made in this country before the Winchester "Limited Edition" 5-packs of 1986 & 1994. REM-19 WRF-1. Have several. [Photo'd in shrink-wrap] $20
WRF
"Rem. Spl."
Western Super-X. One of the few boxes not of Rem mfr that calls out the 22 "Rem Spl" for the Remington Models 12 & 121. Dunn: WCC-8 WRF-1, scarce variety, 1945-46 only. $45
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WRF Western Super-X. WCC-12 WRF-1b, mid-1960s. $25
WRF Winchester. 1994 commemorative run, Horse & Rider logo. 250-rd "brick-box" of five 50-rd boxes. $110
WMR
(Win Mag)
Browning, JHP. Dunn: BROWN-1 WMR-1. The toughest of the short-lived Browning series of .22 boxes and this one is AS NEW OUT OF AN ORIGINAL CASE! $140
WMR
(Win Mag)
Remington. The only run of this caliber made by Rem pre-1961 and supposedly re-called. Not sure about that, but I DO know they're VERY hard to find. Dunn: Rem-15 WMR-1.   EXC! $90
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WMR
(Win Mag)
Winchester. DYNAPOINT. Horse & Rider logo but unknown as to where distributed. Bottom caution paragraph entirely French. (If Canadian, s/b commonly known.) WRA-H&R-40 WMR-4. $30