Winchester Remington Henry collectible ammunition ammo
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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 Point
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
25 Bacon & Bliss (RF) Remington-UMC. Black Powder, 100-box. Side label appears to be from 2 different, tho correct, boxes (top & bottom don't match where split to open). Ctdgs appear to have never left the box, unusual in these 100-rd boxes. Scarce caliber! $175
25 L RF Stevens Western. Colorful "Bullseye" box, Olin Inds (post-war). Nice box, clean in & out. $150
25 S RF Stevens Winchester. Early-1920s (pre-K-code), 2-pc Lesmok box, the last of that loading AND the last 2-pc box. From my personal collection, SEALED & RARE! $195
25 Short or Long Stevens See "Obsolete
 Ammo" page.
WHEN IN STOCK: CIL/Canuck, blu/yel bxs, Rem Klnbore, Western "Bullseye" or Peters "Rustless".  Post-war mfg.

see "Obsolete" page

30 Long Winchester. "Metallic Ctdgs" callout is an 1870s labeling and leads me to believe this is a late-1870s/early-1880s  box. Solid w/ tight seams and STILL SEALED! $375
on hold
30 Short
 
U.M.C.  Picturing Marlin's "Standard Revolver" this little beauty of a very early UMC box, even while msg the back edge of the lid (see pix), retains 80+% of the side seal label and is full of original ctdgs. Rare item with great graphics!

 

sold

32 Extra Short U.M.C. Solid 1890s blk pwdr box containing 8 original ctdgs. Tight seams w/ top label near 99% and side label approx 90%. Perfect display box for someone who doesn't want to pay $1250+ for a similar, full box. $450
32 Extra Short Winchester. FULL, EARLY (pre-1900) box of this very scarce & much in demand caliber for the Rem-Rider and Chicago and Minneapolis palm pistols. Ctdgs, while apparently not all native to the box, are 100% correct impressed "H" rds. Side label is virtually 100% and, in the shrink-wrap, actually can't be told from factory-sealed. Well above average box! $1600
sold
32 Short New York Metallic Ammunition Co. EXTRAORDINARILY RARE BOX! This spur-trigger revolver "picture box" is ca 1866-67! The fragile label shows some even, light scuffing but there is no loss of text or graphics. Box is solid (tho left end of lid is replaced) and contains 3 original cartridges. This box is from the George Kass collection--no better pedigree or provenance exists! $950
sold
32 Short UMC. Early-1880's "Dog Logo" box. Side lbl shows strip of transparent tape along one edge only (see pic) but is 96+% complete. Contents all original and appear native to the box. $185
sold
32  Long Hall & Hubbard, a direct descendant of Smith & Wesson, evolved through the partnership of Smith, Hall & Farmer followed by that of Smith, Hall & Buckland, becoming Hall & Hubbard in 1869. It then disappeared in 1874. Side label on this 50-rd loose-pack box is only about 1/3, but top label not only is all there but nearly perfect! A great historic box which, incredibly (and unlike most of these very early boxes which are most often found empty), retains 30 orig rds! sold
32  Long
(Rare)
"Keystone Metallic Cartridge Works, Philadelphia Penn'a". Ever wonder what ammo the Keystone Cops used? Well, here it is!    
Just kidding, of course, but little is actually known about this company. Apparently a private label brand, they offered very few calibers. I'm only aware of .32 RF and .22 RF though there may be one or two more. Box is missing one edge of lid but does contain 1 orig un-headstamped ctdg. Very rare maker and in a "picture box" as well!
$245
sold
32  Long Winchester. Two-pc, full-cover post-war box, BRIGHT & SEALED! $175
 
32  Long Winchester. "1946" box. Full of its orig, native-to-the-box ctdgs. Clean, w/ no splits or other problems. $165
sold
 
32 Long or Short Navy Arms, Canuck/CIL, other makers Also please see "Obsolete" page and check "Bargain Bin".  
9 m/m Ball Winchester. Early SEALED blk pwdr box, ca 1920. This is the much scarcer & more desirable "Domestic" box as opposed to the more commonly found "Export" (4-language) box. (See Giles & Shuey, pg 242). This box has gone at auction for over $500! $450
sold
9 m/m Ball Winchester. As above. Not sealed but side label virtually all there. Contents all original to the box including the advertising insert for "Cleaning Preparations" (& shot shells on the other side) which has been shrink-wrapped on the bottom side of the box. $395
sold
9 m/m Ball Winchester. As above, this is the much scarcer & more desirable "Domestic" box as opposed to the more commonly found "Export" (4-language) box. (See Giles & Shuey, pg 242). Contains 27 original rds. CHEAP! $185
sold
9 m/m Long
Shot Lesmok
Winchester. This is the seldom encountered Lesmok loading. Though found in this "Smokeless" labeled box, these very scarce green Lesmok shells, to the author's knowledge, have been found in no other labeling (see Giles & Shuey, pg 241). This rare box has 14 original cartridges (which, for years, I've seen priced in the $10-15 range). For the advanced collector of the several interesting varieties of this great little cartridge! sold
9 m/m Long
Shot
Winchester. Two-pc, full-cover box, ca late-1920s/early-'30s, contemporary w/ the Win Model 36.  "Pure Winchester", much harder to locate than the later Olin- or Western-marked boxes. $265
9 m/m Long
Shot
Winchester. Two-pc, full-cover box "Olin Inds". Bright, colorful, solid & SEALED! $225
38 Short Peters. "Improved Semi-Smokeless" loading, intro'd in mid-1920s but not in many calibers and not around very long. This is one of the most collectible labels by one of the most collectible of makers, always a premium graphic. $175
sold
38 Short U.M.C.  Blk pwdr loading in the so-called "patent box" of 1883, distinguished by its round corners and two embossed 1" diameter circles on the bottom. Red side-seal lbl is 98%. Great color and condition! $135
38 Short Winchester. Very early Black Powder box, ca 1870s. (Note "METALLIC CARTRIDGES" callout as opposed to "RIFLE CARTRIDGES" on box below). Though not all are native to the box (some having a larger headstamp) it contains 50 original, "H" headstamped, Winchester ctdgs. Red side-seal label is 97-98%. Seldom seen this early, never this cheap! $125
38 Short
 
Winchester. Black Powder box, ca 1880s. About as nice as they come w/ near perfect top label and 100% side-seal label.  Here's a 125-yr-old SEALED Black Powder box that looks like it came off the outfitter's shelf yesterday! $225
sold
38 Long


 
Crittenden & Tibbals, RARE "Crossed Rifles" picture bx w/18 un-headstamped rds (which I assume to be original). Box lid has been pasted back after having come loose and been folded. Other edge repairs evident but well done. All 4 sides display well with 95%+ side lbl remaining on the brown/gold mottled design box. Sticker on one end, mostly removed from other. This company name only in business 1864-1866 when bought by Schuyler Hartley & Graham. It then became part of Union Metallic Cartridge & Cap Co. in 1866 when that company was originally formed (before becoming UMC in Aug, 1867). An EMPTY, unrepaired (though by no means perfect) box would be priced at $1500! sold
38 Long UMC. Blk Pwdr 2-pc box, ca 1870s. Dog Logo box w/ crossed (Ballard and Wesson) rifles. Ctdgs look as if they've never been out of the box! Side lbl 90%, box solid and totally original. Great early box & shells. CHEAP! $175
38 Long UMC. Blk Pwdr 2-pc box, ca 1890s. SEALED. $115
38 Long Winchester. Black Powder box, ca 1880s. Very similar to the Win 38 SRF box above which sold for $225. The side-seal is orange rather than red and, while this one has a few minor high point rubs, it too is SEALED! $185
sold
41 Short Eley. Very early & RARE. Recent James Julia auction, referring to a similarly labeled box, states "Boxes of this type are rare with only 15 being known to exist..." (full, it sold for $4300). This box has but one orig "E" head-stamped ctdg remaining but the box is very solid w/ riveted corners all intact in both lid & bottom. $500
sold
41 Short Navy Arms. Colorful early production (ca 1980). Have 3, clean & solid! $185
41 Short Navy Arms.  Recent (ca 2000) production but no longer being made.

$185

41 Short

Remington, "Dogbone" box, ca 1930. Full & correct.

$185

41 Short R.F.

Remington. The last box by Rem, ca 1962-3. Ammo is correctly headstamped "U" but not all rds are native to the box (some older). $150
41 Short Remington. Last box produced by Remington, 1962-63. $185
sold

41 Short

UMC. Two-pc Blk Pwdr box, ca 1890s. Side-seal label approx 40-45% but top label EXCELLENT. All orig, correct "U"-headstamped ctdgs.
$350
sold
 
41 Short Winchester. Full-cover 2-pc box, Winchester's last in this caliber. SEALED! $225
sold
41 Short Winchester. Scarce, early box, mid/late-1870s, with "Metallic Cartridges" callout and early, incorrect Stetson's Patent date (Oct 24). Side label 99% and all rds correct to the box. Getting VERY hard to find this early! $495
sold
41 Swiss
(Vetterli)
Leon Beaux (Italy), made for Winfield Arms in California in the 1950s (when guns & ammo were legal there). The last stuff made in this caliber. Clean, looks like the ctdgs have never been out of the box. Getting very hard to find by ANY maker! $185
41 Swiss
(Vetterli)
Winchester.  Unusual 10-rd, 2-pc box; interestingly, this is the only such box ever put out by Winchester in either Centerfire OR Rimfire! [For more detail, see Giles & Shuey, pg 279] sold
 
44 Henry



 
U.S. Cartridge Co.  Black Powder, 2-pc box by one of the earliest of the major cartridge manufacturers which was absorbed by Winchester in 1926 (this box is earlier). The brand was then phased out by late-1936 or early-'37. Seams are tight; side label approx 99%. Ctdgs are all correct "US" headstamped rds & appear native to the box.

So here's an "almost Winchester" box of Henrys at about half the price of an early Winchester box and far more desirable than the common, comparably priced 1900s UMC or Remington-UMC boxes.
sold
44 Henry

SINGLE ROUNDS

Have a few for sale priced according to age, maker, headstamp, bullet type, case length, condition, etc. $30-60
56-50 Spencer
(Model 1865)
Sage Ammunition Works. This is the flat 42-pack containing 6 sealed, unmarked packets of 7 ctdgs (the capacity of the Spencer rifle's magazine). Ca late-1860s, these are extremely collectible and very difficult to find, especially in this condition: there are NO repairs, seam splits or corner dents! Premium condition at a non-premium price. sold
56-50 Spencer Winchester, 25-rd box, blk pwdr. Solid box & labels. The Stetson's patent date is the early (and incorrect) Oct 24, 1874 (s/b Oct 31). The label on this box is dated 4-8 making it the latest incorrect Stetson's dating I have ever seen as most rim-fire labels were corrected during the 1880s! While side-seal is split on one side, the orng side lbl is 99% and this box remains FACTORY-SEALED! $485
sold
56-56 Spencer
 
Unknown maker. Sealed, unmarked 7-pack of the type used in 1860s 42-rd boxes (see above). $140
sold
56-56 Spencer Unknown maker. Full, unlabeled box of 25 un-headstamped 56-56 ctdgs w/ single grease groove. Have had mention of possibility of this being a Stamp Copper box but I make no such claim. The ctdgs very much resemble  Winchester make but WITHOUT headstamp. Box is very clean and appears never to have had labels of any kind. Ctdgs all appear native to the box as well. Possibly made by Winchester for private label seller in 1880s/1890s? $265
sold

 

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