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
sold
 
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 early-1890s blk pwdr "loose pack" box (as opposed to the later "heads & tails" box). Tight seams w/ top label near 99% and side label approx 90%. An unusually nice example of this rare box for the Rem-Rider and Chicago and Minneapolis palm pistols. $1500
sold
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
 
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 w/ red, paper-tubed "mini" shot shells for the Win Mod 36. Ca 1940s, solid and all original. $185
 
9 m/m Long
Shot
Winchester. As above except SEALED: red, paper-tubed "mini" shot shells for the Win Mod 36. Ca 1940s, bright & solid. NICE!  $250
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 blue label and still SEALED! $150
sold
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 U.S. Cartridge Co. Very early Black Powder box, ca 1870s, with the "METALLIC CARTRIDGES" callout typical of the '70s.  Also typical of the 1870s (and earlier), the box, which is sealed, will contain the original & desirable "raised" headstamp ("US" in a depressed circle) cartridges (see ctdg pic on lbl).  Exceptional condition for such an early box, it has bright, original color with only very minor handling marks on the top. Additionally, the side label is 99% and, as mentioned earlier, remains FACTORY SEALED!! $235
38 Long U.M.C. Black Powder, 2-pc "1883" bx. While some rds not native to the the box, ALL are correct and have the "U" headstamp. Red side-seal label is approx 95%. Cheap! $110
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).  Clean & solid! $185
41 Short Navy Arms.  Recent (ca 2000) production but no longer being made.

$190

41 Short Peters. Late-1930s, Kings Mills address. Crease thru front (see pic) but flaps & edges tight and ammo is all correct & original. Bright & colorful, a seldom seen box. $215
41 Short

Remington, "Dogbone" box, ca 1930. Full & correct w/ great color!

$225

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 Western. "Red Diamond" logo,  2-pc box, circa early-'Teens/early-'20s. Red side label approx 97%. "Nublend" loading, all correct rds. Seldom encountered box! $195
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)
Winchester.  Unusual 10-rd, 2-pc box label-dated 4-20, CLEAN & SEALED! 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] $150
44 Henry

New Haven Arms (predecessor to Winchester). Circa 1863-65, these rare New Haven labelings are the "true" Henry boxes. Winchester evolved from New Haven Arms in 1866 at roughly the same time they introduced their new Model 1866, the Company's successor to the Henry Rifle. This particular box is reportedly from an original (partial) case found in the basement of the Browning Bros' Ogden, Utah building in the 1870s. The outstanding condition of this box does nothing to belie that claim. Cartridges also appear to be entirely native to the box. This is the exact box pictured at the top of pg 31 of Giles & Shuey and has been in my personal collection since the 1980s. Similar boxes in less condition have sold at auction in recent years for in excess of $12,000. Own the best for display with your Henry!
[More pix on request but there are no other labels on these boxes.]
sold
44 Henry Winchester. This 1870s box looks much the same as other Winchester Henry boxes of the mid-1870s-1890s; however, this box contains a major difference: it is full of the very early "Raised H in circle" headstamped ctdgs. Long Case Henry cartridges so headstamped are quite scarce and are found in only the earliest of these boxes.
{From my personal collection; add'l pix to serious inquiries]
$4750
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
56-50 Spencer
(Model 1865)
J. Goldmark (NY).  This rather fragile "soft-pack" contains 42 rds with the label on the end of the wrapper. According to John Barber's book, The Rimfire Cartridge 1857-1984, this company was only in the cartridge business from 1864 to 1866. Later, the name is found on Winchester percussion cap tins indicating that Winchester acquired the Goldmark business at some point after the Civil War. Obviously a very scarce packet that, unlike most Goldmark pkts I've seen, has somehow held together this very heavy load in a rather delicate wrapping for 150 years! $650
56-50 Spencer
(Model 1865)
Sage Ammunition Works. Ca mid/late-1860s, this square box contains 42 ctdgs in 6 sealed, unmarked packets of 7 rds each (the magazine capacity of the Spencer). While the label shows scuffing and there are small tape removal stains at the lid corners, the box is very solid with none of the usual bottom seam splits. A great early & historical display item--CHEAP!! $595
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