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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
MORE...   SEE ALSO "BARGAIN BIN" PAGE FOR MORE 2-PC BOXES
219 Zipper Winchester. "1935" box, the FIRST Zipper box type in the short-lived and very scarce
46 grain
bullet loading. Solid box w/ great color; the most desirable of all Zipper boxes! Had one on this site a couple years ago (at this same price) that didn't last 24 hrs. Don't miss this one!
$175
 
219 Zipper  Winchester. "1935" box, the FIRST Zipper box type. This is the 56 grain loading that soon became the standard for the next 25 years as the 46 gr loading was soon phased out. Except for a tiny glitch in the area of the upper right corner (see pic), this box is just about perfect w/ great color! $150
219 Zipper Winchester. "1939" box, 56 gr loading. As close to "mint" as is possible to find! The ultimate display box! $150
sold

.220 "Winchester" Swift

Winchester. "1939" box, the 2nd variety in this colorful 1st type "220 Winchester Swift" labeling (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). Solid box, great color, near MINT!

Out of my personal collection, this is the exact box box pictured on pg 251 in the book.

$150
sold
222 Rem Mag Peters. Very scarce box of Peters 1st labeling in this short-lived caliber, ca 1958-'61. Although 2 rds have nickeled primers while the rest are brass, all ctdgs are correctly Peters headstamped & seams and flaps are tight.
$55
 
6 m/m Lee Winchester. Very difficult to locate by any maker & from any time period, this box is not represented in Giles & Shuey. Clean & tight with no seam problems & full of original, correct ctdgs. $180
sold
25 Remington Auto U.M.C.  Though missing a small part of the lower left end label, this box is exceptionally solid with no seam splits or other problems. Ctdgs are original & all there. Given this caliber's introduction in 1906 (according to various gun writers), an earlier box in this caliber should exist; however, I've never seen one. This short-lived "Red Ball" UMC logo was around in 1908, possibly appearing in 1907, but was gone in 1911 when the combination with Remington took place. But it definitely wasn't on shelves in 1906. It is, in any event, a very early & scarce box in a seldom encountered caliber. And cheap: Shootable stuff, when you can find it, is around $100! $165
25-21 Stevens Eley Bros, London. Here is a rare and very early 10-rd string-tied soft-pack of the very scarce .25-21 Stevens. Still tied and nice, never been broken into. $115
25-35 Remington. The highly sought Double Train box from the early-1930s. Great caliber in especially clean, solid box w/ no seam or flap problems. Ctdgs all appear native to the box. Don't miss this one--I usually have a Want List awaiting these boxes. $185
sold
25-35 Winchester. This caliber becoming very difficult to locate, especially in this early type (dtd 6-7) showing the cartridge on the upper part of the label. Shows some wear but this is a solid box with correct, original "W" primer ctdgs, all of which appear native to the box. [Out of my personal collection, this is the exact box pictured at the bottom of pg 168 in Giles & Shuey.] $150

sold

25-35 Winchester. "1928" box, the 1st variety of the 1st style of Winchester's 1-pc box. While one ctdg is not native to the box, all have the correct "WRACo" headstamps, copper JSP b'ts and oval nickeled primers, the only box & labeling containing this scarce combination of ctdg features. Back side has identical graphics. All seams and flaps are tight and, if anything, the color is better & brighter than shown in this scan. $195
sold
25-35 Winchester. The bright & colorful "1939" box. Only a small glitch (lower center at black line, see pic) keeps this box from being perfect. Back side has identical graphics and IS perfect. A really nice example of a much sought-after box $150
sold
250-3000 Savage Winchester. This is the smallest of the Grizzly boxes and also one of the scarcest. Further, the ctdgs are headstamped with the desirable ".250-3000" headstamp. Clean & solid, from my personal collection. $165
sold
257 Roberts
 
Remington. The headstamp on Remington's early iteration of this iconic caliber, born of Ned Roberts famous wildcat, the .25 Roberts, is ".25 Rem". $225
sold
270 WCF Winchester. This is the FIRST .270 box, ca 1924 and titled ".270 Winchester Model 54..." Cartridges all correct and box shows no seam or edge problems.  Very scarce box, one might even say "historic" given the ultimate success of this fine caliber. $150
270 WCF Winchester. This "1932" box was around for only about 3 years before being replaced by the "1935" Super Speed box series (see next item below). It is therefore the ONLY box that is found with the rare "WRA .270 WCF" headstamp. Until 1933, they were "WRACo" and beginning in 1935 they became "Super Speed".  This box has 10 original ctdgs and has been in my personal collection for over 20 years. Very decent box w/ tight flaps and good color. $100
sold
270 WCF
Photo'd in shrink-wrap:
Winchester. With the basic look of the earlier "1935" and "1939" boxes, this scarce box may slip by unrecognized! Actually, it's the scarce "1945" ("Olin Inds" box which gave way very quickly to the "Type of 1946", the red & yellow box seen through most of the 1950s. Further adding to its scarcity is that it's NOT a Silvertip loading which became so popular after its intro in 1940. Of course, during the WW2 1942-45 period, most sporting ammo was in short supply. Solid, all original in & out, and with great color!
[From my personal collection. See also similar box in .30-'06 below]
$135
sold
280 Ross U.S. Cartridge Co. This colorful (and SEALED!) early 1920s "Lowell Mass" box is among the last by one of the great early makers. The last 10 years of their existence (under a NYC address) was spent operating off Winchester's New Haven factory floor before exiting the industry at the close of 1936. A historic box in an historic caliber (but that's another story--Google "Ross Rifle Co" just for fun).  [From my personal collection] $200
sold
280 Ross Winchester. Early box, label-dated 4-22 and 2-20 (front & top). Rare caliber in unusually solid box, one in which the pointed rounds generally are found to have punched holes in the box bottom--but not this one. Some edges appear to have been pasted back but this box is still SEALED! $210
 
30 Remington Western Super-X, Grizzly box. Solid box w/ good color & clean rds! $110
300 Savage Savage. Classic Savage caliber in a classic Savage box with the desirable "Big Chief" logo. Sold, no flap or seam problems, all ctdgs correct and appear native to the box. Nice! $165
 
300 Savage Western Super-X, Grizzly box. As near perfect as you'll find. 'Nuff said!
 
$135
300 Savage Winchester. The desirable "Grizzly" box, quite scarce in this caliber. Solid box w/ tight seams & flaps, all native-to-the-box ammo. NICE! $165
sold
300 Savage Winchester. With the basic look of the earlier "1935" and "1939" boxes, this scarce box may slip by unrecognized! Actually, it's the scarce "1945" ("Olin Inds" box which gave way very quickly to the "Type of 1946", the red & yellow box seen through most of the 1950s. Further adding to its scarcity is that it's NOT a Silvertip loading which became so popular after its intro in 1940. Of course, during the WW2 1942-45 period, most sporting ammo was in short supply. Solid, all original in & out, and with great color!
[From my personal collection.
$95
30-'03 Remington-UMC. SEALED! Ca 1915, this very clean, all original box is in a VERY difficult caliber to obtain by ANY maker but especially factory-sealed. $175
30-'03
 
UMC. Thought to be the earliest commercial loading in this very scarce caliber, this two-pc FMJ box dates from the 1903-07 period. And it's clean, original & SEALED! 'Nuff said...  
$225
30-'06   Western "Grizzly" box in rare 220 grain Silvertip. Flaps & seams are tight. And while all the ctdgs are 220 gr Super-X silvertips, 2 have the "Super-X 30 Sprg" headstamp while 18 have the "Super-X 30 G. 1906" headstamp (as pictured on the box). So this very scarce box comes cheap! $115
sold
30-'06 Western Grizzly box in the 180 gr Silvertip loading. Bright & tight, this box can  barely be told from new--when I pulled the flap to check contents it felt as if it had never before been opened! $145
sold
 
30-'06

Winchester. Early FMJ box w/ 1908 & 1910 label dates. While calling out the Win Model 1895 on back label (see pic), the headstamps are dated "2-11", military style. It was a fairly common practice among early makers to package military ctdgs in commercial labelings. Although there's an oil stain at left back side and a sliver of label gap where opened, this box is otherwise near mint!  A great box for either a M95 collector or military collector.
(From my personal collection; discovered after writing Giles & Shuey).
$145
30-'06
Photo'd in shrink-wrap:
Winchester. With the basic look of the earlier "1935" and "1939" boxes, this scarce box may slip by unrecognized! Actually, it's the scarce "1945" ("Olin Inds") box which gave way very quickly to the "Type of 1946", the red & yellow box seen through most of the 1950s. Further adding to its scarcity is that it's NOT a Silvertip loading which became so popular after its intro in 1940. Of course, during the WW2 1942-45 period, most sporting ammo was in short supply. Solid, all original in & out, and with great color!
 
[From my personal collection. See also similar box in .270 Win above]
$135
sold
30-'06 Winchester. Grizzly box in what may be the rarest box in the entire Winchester Bear series: the 220 GRAIN Silvertip loading. (The only bear box that rivals it is the 220 grain 30-40 Krag). Exceptional box in all respects. The very best for the serious collector. [From my personal collection] $350
sold
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.  Exceptional! $235
sold
 
30-30 Dominion. The scarce & unusual "flat box" with the desirable "Bent-D" logo. Msg 1 edge of lid and part of 1 long side. Has 14 orig rds remaining. Seldom encountered! $75
".30 Cal Winchester Bullets" Winchester. "Smokeless Metal Patched Bullets"; early, pre-1900, 160 gr JSP bullets for reloading .30-30 (.30 WCF) cartridges in spite of the fact that Winchester constantly cautioned against doing so. Seldom seen! (Can be mailed, $7.50) $47.50
30-30
(".30 W.C.F")
Winchester. Second earliest green, square-corner Win Model '94 box, Type 1, Variety 5, ca 1898-1900 (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 JSP  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.  The "Sunburst" label on lower back calls out "Winchester Smokeless, Trade Mark" and the left end has the "Soft Point" Sunburst.  Both Sunbursts are scuffed but obvious as to their call-outs. This box is in very solid condition and highly collectible. And only the 2nd of this type I've ever had for sale. Rare opportunity!     [Photo'd in shrink-wrap; scan appears a bit brighter green than actual]. $450
sold
 
 
30-30
 (".30 W.C.F")

SEALED!
Winchester. "Full Patch Bullet", early 5-6 dated primary label, 3-11 lid-top--a type or variety not listed in Giles & Shuey. Labels are 99% including all 4 end labels. Perforations on left of front lbl are Cummins "dot codes" which Win began using in 1907. A near perfect box with one of the earliest date coded labels, a practice Win started in mid-1906. [From my personal collection] $225
sold
30-30
 (".30 W.C.F")

SEALED!
 
Winchester. "Full Patch Bullet", 9-14 dated labels, the last type before ctdg pic goes from top front to bottom front of label (Giles & Shuey Type 2, but this variety not in book).  Minor separation at left end of bottom (such separations are typical of 1914 and earlier taped-construction boxes). This box factory SEALED!

 Photo'd in shrink-wrap.      [From my personal collection]

$225
sold
 
30-30
(".30 W.C.F")
Winchester. This colorful box style of the 1930s is always in demand. While this box shows minor shelf wear, it remains solid with no serious detractions. The cartridges are all original and have the early "Super Speed 30 W.C.F." headstamp. This is the 1st of these I've had priced under $100 in years! $95
sold
30-30
(".30 W.C.F")
Winchester Grizzly box. Among the most collectible of all Winchester boxes, this what we chose to picture on the spine of our book (Giles & Shuey, One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes). While this example has but 18 original cartridges, they are correct and have the earlier, desirable "30 WCF" headstamp. When full, these boxes have sold upwards of $300. This box, shipped in archival grade shrink-wrap, is eminently displayable as is, AND it's affordable! $195
sold
30-40 Krag/Army
[Rare ".30 USA" Headstamp]
U.M.C. String-pull (military style) 2-pc box but in commercial labeling. Can't see the headstamp (as the box is SEALED) but the headstamp shown on the cartridge pic on the label is "30 USA UMC", a very early designation for this caliber. The .30-40 is also the earliest Smokeless rifle caliber loaded commercially in the U.S. and, unknown to many, the "40" stands for 40 grains of SMOKELESS powder, not black as had previously been the practice in naming cartridges. Only one other cartridge without black powder origins was designated this way: the 25-35 in 1895. It's tempting to say that the 30-30 should also be on that list as the 2nd "30" does indeed stand for 30 grs of Smkls Pwdr; however, in spite of later conventional usage, the official factory designation or title of that iconic cartridge was "30 WCF".

This VERY RARE BOX, the only one I've ever seen, is out of my personal collection.

$350
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
sold
30-40 Krag
[30 Army]
Western Grizzly box in the 180 gr Silvertip loading. This is the affordable one. (220 gr Western boxes in this caliber are $200+ & even higher in Win bxs). Clean & solid, good color, nice ctdgs. $135
sold
303 British
[RARE!]

 

Winchester. Early, green label Smokeless box, ca 1901-'02, with both "Sunburst" end-labels. Headstamp on ctdg pic is: "WRACo BRITISH"; interestingly, Winchester never in the history of its production headstamped this caliber that way! Also, it's 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. From my personal collection, this is only the early green 303 Brit box I've ever offered!  [Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
$495
sold
303 British Winchester. Here is a later box of 303 British, this one from the late-'Teens. With 11 original ctdgs (1 being a misfire) this is perhaps the only way to own a "cheap" example of this rare 2-pc labeling. Box is sound w/ no splits or other problems. Pls see previous entry (above) for more on this rare Winchester caliber and box. $225
303 Savage  
 
 

Savage Arms Co. Very early box in the 1st proprietary caliber by that company, ca 1900. Except for the residue from tape removal (see pic), the labels are about perfect: front, back, ends & top. And rarely encountered labeling especially in this condition! [Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
(From my personal collection)

 

$225
sold
303 Savage Winchester. Very early "green Smokeless" box, ca 1898-99, in the scarce "Metal Jacketed Bullet" (FMJ) loading. Ctdgs all correct & original. Also has the desirable "Smkls Sunburst" label. Tight seams all around, most unusual in that condition. Seldom seen box & labeling! $215
sold
303 Savage Winchester. Scarce red "Full Patch Bullet" (FMJ) labeling from the first year of folded construction boxes, 1915. Tight seams, great color and all orig and correct ctdgs. An exceptional box in exceptional condition! $165
303 Savage Winchester. "1939" box, virtually the same graphics as the '35 box but calling out "Div of Western Ctdg Co" on back edge panel. As nice on all sides as it looks here, this colorful, virtually perfect box is as good a display box as can be found in this caliber or series!
[From my personal collection]
$125
303 Savage Winchester Grizzly box. Uncommon in this caliber, this is a clean, solid box from my personal collection. $140
sold
303 Savage   See "Obsolete" listings for possible more recent bxs in this caliber.
32 Remington Auto
(Rem Models 14, 141, 8, 81)
Winchester. The first of Winchester's famous "Super Speed" line. Only a few calibers were issued in this loading which featured a light, metal-jacketed hollow point bullet (110 grs in this case). Only issued for a short period, 1925-26, in this labeling & loading before reappearing in the 1930s in a totally different graphic and bullet type. Cartridges are all original & correct and the box has no seam or edge problems. Very Scarce! And Cheap! $95
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 Win Special

Winchester. Very early .32 Special, ca 1904-05. As above but in the much rarer "Metal Patched" (FMJ) loading. This labeling not even listed in Giles & Shuey. Box shows wear and exhibits the typical lower end splits (which have been nicely pasted back). Correct, orig ctdgs. Underrated...and cheap!

[Photo'd in shrink-wrap]

$150
sold
32 Win Special Winchester. There are four 8-15 lbl-dtd boxes shown consecutively on pg 186 of Giles & Shuey. This and the following box are the 1st two in that line. Contents are all original and all ctdgs have the "w" in the middle of a "protected primer". Boxes are solid w/ no seam problems.
[From my personal collection, these are the actual boxes pictured on Pg 186 of Giles & Shuey.]

$195

32 Win Special Winchester. The Full Metal Patch (FMJ) loading which is far rarer in 32 Spl than in 30-30. All orig ctdgs with so-called "protected" 2-pc primers. Solid box w/ no seam or edge problems.          [From my personal collection]

$200

32 Win Special Winchester. Given the relative rarity and high demand for this caliber in the Grizzly box, it's the most expensive in the series having gone over $500 at auction. With tight seams & flaps all orig ctdgs, this box has condition rivaling the best but is priced very reasonably at...

$325
sold

32-35 Stevens UMC. Box is tight in all respects and all labels present. Cartridges all original. One of the rarest cartridges to find in an original box. From my personal collection and one of only 2 that I've ever had (the other remains in my collection).

$595

32-40   Also see "OBSOLETE" pg.  
32-40 Dominion. The scarce & unusual "flat box" with the desirable "Bent-D" logo and Blk Pwdr loading. Tape-removal stains on edges. Has 13 orig rds remaining. Seldom encountered! $75
32-40 Winchester. Earliest "Staynless" loading in the scarce "1928" labeling, Winchester's first 1-pc box. Graphics on back (identical to front) has pencil price (1.20!) and a couple code symbols as well as a minor scratch and few small spots/rubs. Very hard to find in any condition, especially so w/ tight flaps. This is the only series with the WRACo headstamp AND nickeled primers!  [From my personal collection] sold
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 or  markings and smudged shelf wear so often seen. (But if you want one in slightly less condition & don't care so much about a pristine "display" box, I may have one for $70-$75--call or email.) $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 U.S. Cartridge Co. This is the first box in this caliber by USCCo, ca 1903. Lower rt end of box weak and contains but 18 orig ctdgs, but this is the ONLY such box I've ever seen!
(From my personal collection)
$150
sold
33 Winchester Winchester. Earliest box, ca 1903-04, with dark orange labels and both "Sunburst" labels on ends. (Giles & Shuey, pg. 123). Bottom weak with separation at ends as is typical for the larger bottle-necked calibers in taped construction boxes. Ctgs not only correct w/ the early protected primers, but also appear native to the box (though w/ neck cracks so common to these early bottle-necked ctdgs).  $225
sold
 
33 Winchester Winchester. Solid, colorful, 5-16 label-dtd box w/ no seam splits or end separations (most unusual in taped-construction bxs). All 6 labels 99+% (front, top, and 2 on each end). All rds original & correct and appear native to the box.  Nice! $225
sold
33 Winchester Winchester, circa 1950s, 200 gr SP. (Have several, boxes pictured representative but may not be exact box available). out
33 WCF,
33 Winchester
  Also see "OBSOLETE" pg.  
348 Win Western. The very popular "Standing Bear" grizzly box in the desirable 250 gr Silvertip loading. Has a couple small thumbnail depressions (see pic) and is missing one of the interior end tabs but the box is otherwise sound with great color and contains all of its original cartridges. $185
sold
348 Win Western, as above, the very popular "Standing Bear" grizzly box in the desirable 250 gr Silvertip loading. This one, however, shows an old penciled price erasure (mid left end) as well as a bit staining and creasing, all of which is visible in the scan. Cartridges are clean & correct although some primers are flatter than others. CHEAP! $145
348 Win Western. The scarce & desirable 250 gr Silvertip loading. This is the box that succeeded the Bear box, 1948-51, K-1715C. Solid box w/ great color, clean rds. $115
sold
348 Win
 [Front=top pic; back=lower]
Winchester's FIRST box in this great caliber. Introduced in 1935, this is, indeed, the earliest variety of the Super Speed series and is often referred to as the "1935" variety. This example is also in the most popular loading: 200 gr Soft Point. Further, the box is is in excellent condition with tight seams & flaps and, as shown in the picture, both front and back are clean & bright, virtually flawless! Super display, highest quality. $185
sold
348 Win Winchester. The Grizzly box most in demand is this one, the Winchester "Crouching Bear"! Box is all there tho one of the back-side corners is a bit "soft". Also the scan shows up darker than actual and the crease along the top edge is much less pronounced than pic suggests (it's mostly reflection from shrink-wrap). Ctdgs all original & appear native to the box. A nice example of a very popular box at the lowest price I can remember selling one of these in years! $175
348 Win Winchester. Colorful 1946-1954 style box, full of clean 200 gr SILVERTIPS. Exceptional display condition! sold
348 Win Winchester. "Browning Commemorative" box. OUT
35 Remington Remington. The famous "Freight Train" series in the largest, and arguably the finest, of its calibers, the only one of the original "Rem Auto" calibers still going strong today more than 100 years after its introduction. The others: 25 Rem, 30 Rem & 32 Rem, are all now obsolete. This has great graphics and while color is a bit weak at the left end this box is well above average. Flaps & seams tight, The 200 gr jacketed hollow point cartridges are correct and  all appear native to the box.  

$140
sold

 

35 Remington Winchester. Seldom seen in the Win Grizzly box, this example is clean & bright w/ no seam or flap problems. NICE! $150
35 WCF Winchester. Thought to be the 2nd labeling, 1904-5 (see Giles & Shuey, pg 217). Bottom a bit soft and weak on the ends, but ammo all correct & original. A very decent and very early box at a very reasonable price!

[Out of my personal collection; photo'd in shrink-wrap]

$175
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
MORE...   SEE ALSO "BARGAIN BIN" PAGE FOR LOTS MORE 2-PC BOXES  
375 H&H Magnum

Western. While not loaded by Winchester until 1937, Western began offering this largest-in-the-line caliber in 1925.  Among the first to be offered in their iconic Super-X labeling, possibly as early as 1929-30, note the small "W.C. Co." in the upper left corner of the back as well as the small black (no red) Super-X trademark on the end flap. Both are indications of the earliest Super-X labeling. Scarce box, seldom seen at all but bordering on RARE in such a heavy caliber with flaps and seams intact! CHEAP! $135
375 Winchester

"Big Bore"

Winchester-Western, 200 gr Big Bore box in which this caliber was introduced. $117.50
38-55 "Winchester High Velocity" Western. "Bullseye" box, early1930s w/ "W.C.Co." in upper left of back-side. Tape removal stain at hinge of right flap. Prior to this box, the WHV loading is unknown (to me at least) in a Western offering. Further, the manufacturers that did load it headstamped the rds WHV, HP or in some way denoted it as a High Velocity load. The Western HV cartridges are not so marked. I have examined 4 or 5 boxes of these in the past 25 years (all I've ever seen) and all are simply headstamped "Western 38-55". A rare and interesting box! $175
sold
38-55 U.M.C. Black Powder, 2-pc box, ca 1890s. Solid box w/ good color and clean rds. Great display box not only for early Win M94s but for all the single shot rifles of the 1880s & '90s. And cheaper than Win boxes! $195
sold
38-55
[Rare Box]
Winchester. One of the rarest of Winchester 2-pc box varieties (it only appears in 38-55 and 32-40), this blue labeling is the Black Powder, Jacketed Soft Point loading. Listed in Giles & Shuey on pg 197, the box shown there, scuffed as it is, is a later example & is the only other such box I have encountered in over 30 years of collecting! This box has 9 original rds remaining (don't even think about trying to fill it!) and has the early and very desirable "Soft Point Sunburst" end label (pre-1906). Yes, it's partial and the labels are dark, but you'd have to be extremely lucky to find another! $350
38-55 Winchester. "1939" box, virtually the same graphics as the '35 box but calling out "Div of Western Ctdg Co" on back edge panel. As nice on all sides as it looks here, this colorful box is as good a display box as can be found in this caliber or series!
[From my personal collection]
$145
sold
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
sold
38-56 Winchester. Smokeless Powder 2-pc box dated 4-16 on both labels. A scarce variety, not in Giles & Shuey, not known when we wrote the book! No edge or seam splits, orig ammo. Nice!
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap, from my personal collection]
$395
38-56 Winchester. Later Smkls box that, while no longer sealed, is as close to mint as you can find. Has the Cummins dot code on lower front (not to be mistaken for label flaw).
[From my personal collection, this is the exact box pictured on pg 131 of Giles & Shuey]
$375
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
sold
38-70 WCF Winchester. This is the much RARER first box, made 1894 only and containing the seldom-seen cartridges headstamped simply "WRACo 38-70". In 1895 the headstamp was changed to "WRACo 38-70 WCF". As stated above, "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". That statement applied to the entire run of this rare caliber. Now imagine how many of that 1st year box still exist, especially in this condition, w/ NO seam or edge separations!!  [From my personal collection] $750
sold
38-72 Winchester. Clean, 2-pc Smokeless box of this rather scarce Model '95 caliber. No seam problems, nice orig ctdgs. Seldom seen caliber and a variety not listed in Giles & Shuey!

[Photo'd in shrink-wrap, from my personal collection]
$195
40-60 WCF
Rare Smkls box.
 UMC. Rare!! "Smokeless Powder" box with Jacketed Soft Point rds. This is a Winchester Model '76 caliber and Winchester never even made a Smkls loading in this caliber!  No seam or edge problems, totally original. One of only two UMC boxes I've ever had in this loading and is out of my personal collection. $325
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
sold
40-60 WCF
(Sealed)
Winchester. SEALED, Black Pwdr 2-pc box thought to be the last style in this caliber. Front & top labels, both dtd 3-23, are near perfect. As slow-selling as this caliber was, it's remarkable it was loaded this long!

[From my personal collection, this is the exact box pictured on pg 80 of Giles & Shuey]

$385
40-60 Marlin
 (& Colt LMR)

 U.M.C. Solid box containing all correct and original "UMC SH 40-60" headstamped 2.1" ctdgs. 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, NOT Win M76).
$575
40-65 WCF Winchester. Smokeless Powder 2-pc box w/ "Staynless" over-print, lbl-dtd 3-28. Solid box w/ no seam problems and all original ctdgs.

 [From my personal collection, this is the exact box pictured on pg 134 of Giles & Shuey]

 

$395
sold
 

40-70 Ballard Winchester. RARE "Picture box" showing the rifle & it's expensive tang sight in some detail. Clean, paper-patched-bullet ctdgs all w/ correct "WRACo 40-70 Bal" headstamp tho not all native to the box (1 w/oval primer, 19 a bit flatter). Box is solid with good color. An unusual find! $895
sold
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
40-70 WCF Winchester. The seldom seen "Green Smokeless" box in this rare caliber in which fewer than 900 guns were made. Attesting to the caliber's slow sales (and the fact that they never threw anything away) is the presence of labels from 3 different time periods on this box: The primary labels (front & top) are 1902-05. The Soft Point "Sunburst" on right end is pre-1903 while the back guarantee label and "red-w" left end label are both 1907. All original & correct ammo and tight seams (unusual on these early taped construction boxes) add to the desirability of this very scarce box.

[From my personal collection, this is the exact box pictured on pg 135 of Giles & Shuey]

$400
sold
40-72 Winchester. Black Powder box. Has ding in lower middle and ends of bottom are separated as is usual for such heavy ctdgs in these early taped-construction boxes. BUT: this box is still FACTORY SEALED!! Sealed Blk Pwdr bxs are becoming impossible to find! $250
sold
40-72 Winchester. Early green label Smokeless Pwdr box, ca 1899 w/ both "Sunburst" stickers, Soft Point (on end) and Smokeless (on front). Own a piece of the book: From my personal collection, this is the exact box pictured at the bottom of pg 221 in Giles & Shuey! $230
40-72 Winchester. Similar to above but a bit later: green label Smokeless Pwdr box, ca 1907 w/ "Red W" end lbls although w/ earlier Soft Point "Sunburst" sticker (on end) and with both primary labels (front & top) ca 1899-1903.  CHEAP! $175
sold
40-72 Winchester. In the later orange label Smokeless Pwdr loading, this 2-pc box, like the one above, is from my personal collection and is the exact box pictured at the bottom of pg 222 in Giles & Shuey. Further, it is factory SEALED! $225
sold
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 Peters, Late 1890s, thought to be the first box by Peters in this caliber as that company didn't begin to manufacture Winchester rifle calibers until that time. A very RARE box in excellent condition w/ all original ctdgs.   [The exact box pictured on pg 294 of our book,  100 Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, this is from my personal collection.] $525
sold
40-82   Winchester. This is the early, green Smokeless Powder 2-pc box with both "Sunburst" stickers (Soft Point and Smokeless, see pix). The seams are all tight, unusual for these 1890s taped-construction boxes. And all orig, correct ctdgs--a rare box in one of the most in-demand of all Win lever calibers!
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap, from my personal collection]
$595
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
405
Western, 1930s "Bullseye" box, with "W.C.Co." in upper left corner of back. Minor label loss on one long edge but beautiful color on a great, bright & solid box! $125
sold
405 Winchester. This is the "1932" box, the 2nd variety of this type which, in turn, was the 1st of the Co's. 1-pc boxes intro'd in 1927-28. Solid, with great color and tight flaps and seams and all orig ctdgs, this is the exact box pictured on pg 226 of Giles & Shuey.
[From my personal collection.]
$175
sold
405 Winchester Test box Winchester. While missing one flap and exhibiting some minor wear, this '32 style box has a rare test data label. Seldom seen on any box, it's virtually never encountered this late. The label states the grains of powder & lot number, the velocity, the pressure and the loading date (July 22, 1935). A great display box for ANY .405! $150
405 Winchester. With an 11-8 lid-top label and and no 1910 Patent callout, this variety is not listed in Giles & Shuey. Unusual for these these heavy cartridges in a taped construction box, the end seams are all tight w/ no separation or repair. $235
405 Winchester. Last Win box style. Bright, clean & solid. [Have 2 or 3 similar, this may not be the exact box you get]. $95
(Also See Obsolete Pg)
44-77 Sharps
(44 2-1/4")
Winchester.  Typical separation at top end-edges (easily repaired if desired) but bottom edges tight--most unusual, as both top & bottom edges on on these early, taped construction boxes are generally separated. Cartridges are all clean and correct w/ "WRACo 44-77" headstamps and clean paper-patched 470 gr bullets. Also, there are no cracked heads, another common occurrence. Seldom seen, a very scarce & desirable caliber in ANY box by ANY maker! $850
sold
44 Sharps "Creedmoor" U.M.C. Honoring the famous NY shooting range of the 1870s and '80s, this is the extremely desirable Creedmoor "picture box" in the best of Sharps calibers. The box is a bit rough but solid. Ctdgs are all correct: folded head and Berdan-primed, w/ paper-patched bullets. A rare find!
[Those of you who have one of my business cards will recognize this prone shooter as the one pictured on that card]
$650
45-60 U.M.C. This is the first labeling in this Win M'76 (and Whitney-Kennedy!) caliber by UMC. Quite scarce in their own right, the "UMCCo" headstamped ctdgs found in this great early box are only a bonus. Much rarer than Winchester boxes in this caliber, it is one of only two that I have ever seen! $525
sold
45-60 Winchester. Circa 1880, this is the second 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 bold (see Giles & Shuey, pg 81). Shows none of the typical end separations at bottom. Lid top and color & box integrity are great as are the original ctdgs. In spite of the ctdg pic to the contrary, the ctdgs have the earliest, light WRACo 45-60 WCF headstamp, an occurrence typical to this box as well as the contemporary 40-60 box (see Giles & Shuey, pg 80, top left). RARE box, especially in this condition! [Note, the color of the lid-top label is actually lighter than shown; it is exactly the same as the front lid label] $775
sold
 
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. Further, the ctdgs are all original. Excellent condition, uncommon for these pre-1900 boxes. $650
sold
45-70   FOR FRANKFORD ARSENAL OFFERINGS, PLS GO TO "EARLY & TRANSITIONAL" PAGE.  
45-70-330
Gould Hollow Ball
Winchester. Quoting from Giles & Shuey, pg 146: "In 1894 the Company began loading a 330 grain Hollow Point Lead bullet in the 45-70, crediting A.C. Gould, editor of Hunting and Fishing magazine, who had been advocating such a loading in his early 1890s writings...All such boxes are scarce and desirable."
This box contains 14 original Hollow Point lead cartridges with the small "ringed" heads and plain primers, all characteristics typical of Black Powder loadings of the period. This Blk Pwdr labeling/loading, however, is not listed in Giles & Shuey. The box obviously shows some wear and one bottom end-edge is separated, common with these early taped construction boxes. Have only seen ONE Gould H.P. box (not full) sold in the past 10-15 years and it went for "big money" at auction!
 [From my personal collection]
$425
sold
45-20-230
(45-70 Armory Practice)
UMC. The RARE "Armory Practice" loading, 20 grs of black powder behind a light 230 gr lead bullet. Box is tight on all corners and seams--highly unusual for these taped construction boxes! Nothing to be added about this box: other than having been opened, it's close to perfect including the back-seal label! $295
 
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
45-70-500 Winchester. This unusual 25-rd square box of "Folded Head" ctdgs is the exact box pictured in Giles & Shuey, pg 93. As stated on that page, Winchester referred to this box & loading as the "Mexican label" box as they were made primarily for export to Central and South America. $275
sold
45-70-405 Winchester. Soft Point box, ca 1906. Very underrated, the soft point loading in 45-70 is seldom seen and almost never in really good condition. This box, unfortunately, has a serious label problem but the integrity of the box itself is unusually good with no seam or edge splits. Ctdgs are all correct & orig. Not listed in Giles & Shuey.
(From my personal collection)
$135
sold
45-70 WHV Winchester. One of the scarcer and more desirable Model '86 loadings, this solid, "Winchester High Velocity" box contains all 20 of its original, native-to-the-box "protected primer" ctdgs with the "WRACo 45-70 WHV" headstamp. Cheap!   [Photo'd in shrink-wrap] $280
45-70-405
(Rare "Olin '45" box)
Winchester. A variety often mistaken for an earlier 1930s box, this is the RARE "1945 Olin" box. Though nearly identical in graphics, most "1935" and "1939" boxes were never offered in the "1945" box as they transitioned directly to the red/yellow "1946 style. In fact, in wasn't until after we wrote the book that this variety first became known to us and it remains the only we one we have encountered. Great color and solid w/ tight flaps and seams as well as orig ctdgs. Don't miss this one! $195
sold
45-75 UMC, circa early-1890s, 2-pc, Blk Pwdr box with none of the usual seam or end separations. Clean, perfect labels. Ctdgs all native to the box. Extraordinary condition and at a price that's less than half what a Winchester box from this period and in this condition would cost (if you could find one)!     [From my personal collection] $575
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   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, late-1880s. [See Giles & Shuey, pg 86, top box].  Tight, solid box contaning all orig & correct ctdgs. $750
sold
45-75
 
Winchester.  Not in Giles & Shuey. Label-dated 10-8, this box is tight & solid w/ all correct, original rds. In addition, there was a colorful Winchester shotshell ad, 3-1/4"x1-5/8", found inside. I have included that under the back lid, shrink-wrapped in place. $500
 
45-75 Winchester.  As above, this box is not in Giles & Shuey (not discovered until some years after the book was written!). Solid box w/ good color & all orig ctdgs.

$595

45-80 "Sharpshooter" Frankford Arsenal. This is the so-called "Sharpshooter" box: 2.4" case, 500gr-bullet, ctdgs for the Springfield Rifle chambered for that round. This box, date-stamped 1881, has only 3 rds but it's a great box and it's cheap!

$85
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
sold

45-85 Marlin UMC. In the very desirable "Dog Logo" labeling, this the FIRST box in this caliber by ANY maker, 1881-85. Further, it is full of correct early un-headstamped rds all of which appear native to the box. There are no other labels on this box, typical of this early style labeling. This is a VERY RARE box and has been in my collection for nearly 20 years. $850
sold
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. Further, this "round corner box" variety is not represented in Giles & Shuey as it had not yet been discovered when we wrote the book.
[From my personal collection]
$925
 
45-90 Winchester. Smokeless, 2-pc box of Jacketed Soft Points.Box is solid and contains all original ctdgs that appear to be native to the box. CHEAP! $265
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
sold
 
45 Sharps 2.6"   Winchester.  This is the 2.6", 100 gr pwdr loading. The 10 early, un-headstamped ctdgs each have their 500 gr paper-patched bullets carefully protected in tissue paper as wrapped by the factory. Totally original.

[From my personal collection]
$1100
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
 
45 Sharps 2-7/8" Winchester. This is a 10-rd box of a somewhat "hotter" :-) load than the above UMC box: 120 grains of powder behind a "light" 500 grain bullet. Probably used by buffalo hunters to kill prairie dogs when times were slow. Again as above, nice clean rds and a box from my personal collection. $1175
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
 
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
Farrington Primer rds, Frazier's Patent box.
U.S. Cartridge Co. Here's one you almost never see: an 1870s box of Farrington-primed (only used by USCCo & only in the early years) 50-70 ctdgs in the 1878 "Frazier's Patent" box with the unusual serpentine ctdg divider. Upper pic shows lid-top, close-up of loading callout  Lower pic shows front lbl and the patent callout lbl on the bottom. Box is solid w/tight seams, unusual in this heavy caliber. Cartridges are all clean incl the b'ts. Rare opportunity to acquire a real piece of history.  [From my personal collection]. $750
sold
.50-70  

 

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50-90 2-1/2"

The "Big 50" Sharps
UMC. Introduced by Sharps in 1875, this is the caliber often referred to by Sharps enthusiasts as "THE BIG FIFTY". This box retains all 10 of its bright paper-patched, native-to-the-box  cartridges as wrapped alternately in the box as shown at left. These boxes are usually found (when found at all) with fill-in rounds containing dark, or even dirty, paper patches or even reloads. Very scarce in any condition but RARE as clean & original as this! SOLD
50-95 Winchester. This is an example of the 2nd type box (Giles & Shuey, pg 89) in an unlisted variety (the "20's" on lid-top label are in same font), ca early 1880s. Has the Anson Mills ctdg belt label, 1st used in 1881, on front and no end labels. Headstamp is the earlier ".50-95 WCF" (later '80s, "50-95 EX"). While showing some tape removal stains, the box is solid and all ctdgs correct & original. A very early box for a very reasonable price! $1600
sold
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 blue labels, and a solid box with no seam or edge problems, unusual for these heavy caliber, taped construction boxes. A great find for a cartridge collector, cartridge box collector or Win M86 collector.
[Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
 

$1500
 
 

50-110
Early Smokeless
RARE
Jacketed
Hollow Points


[Photo'd in shrink-wrap]
Winchester. This very scarce labeling 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 top right corner has a "ding" (see pix), the box is solid and the cartridges are clean & correct. A great find in this largest of Win M86 calibers.
 [This is only the 2nd such box I have ever offered for sale!]
$1375
50-110 Winchester. Earliest smokeless .50-110 box after adoption of the color protocols in 1902. Whereas prior Smokeless 20-rd box labels were green (along w/ most Blk Pwdr offerings), Smokeless, Soft Point 20-rd labels became orange. This is one of the very first and also shows the "Sunburst Smkls" and "Soft Point" labels on the ends. Cardboard is dark and ends are a bit rough but cartridges are all native to the box w/ the early straight (no canelure) cases, tinned SP jackets,  and "w"-marked primers. These ctdgs sell for $25-30 each, which makes this box of 20---CHEAP!  [Photo'd in shrink-wrap] $485
 
50-110 Winchester. The LAST loading & labeling in this great caliber by Winchester with "Div of Western Ctdg Co" callout, so labeled 1939-1940 only. Solid box w/ NO seam problems. All labels, including end labels, are 99+%! Quite scarce, one of only two such boxes I've ever had. (Heck, they're probably even shootable!)

[From my personal collection]

$500
sold
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100 Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956
by
Ray T. Giles
&
Daniel L. Shuey

 

 

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100 years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956

One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956