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WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.  AMMUNITION BOXES –  PISTOL & RIFLE CARTRIDGES –  SELECTION OF SOME NICE SPECIMENS FRESH FROM OLD COLLECTIONS:  Found as a group in an old, well established cartridge collection, this is a very nice offering of late 1800’s and early 1900’s Winchester Repeating Arms Company full, partial and empty cartridge boxes for pistol and rifle calibers.    

Ranging from rare, to scarce, to some that are relatively common, these are all solid specimens that while showing various degrees of wear and age are remarkable in that they have survived at all, and they will be a nice addition to your collection to display with your firearm.   

Each box is individually described below and accompanied by detailed photographs. 

NOTE:  For individual cartridges in these calibers and by these civilian manufacturers, click on this link for available offerings:  INDIVIDUAL CIVILIAN CARTRIDGES

NOTE:  These boxes are not listed in any particular chronological order or with respect to the caliber, so you will be best served by scrolling through the entire list.  

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NO. 1  WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .38-90 EXPRESS CARTRIDGES FOR THE MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE - FULL BOX –  EARLY GREEN LABEL:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., this complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” dark green label, which features an image of the cartridge with the legend “.38-90-217 WINCHESTER EXPRESS SINGLE SHOT” superimposed on the cartridge.     

The top label is complete and legible, showing virtually no wear and still retaining the bright label coloring. The inside of the box top retains the full reloading instruction label.  The end label is complete and legible with some minor wear to the graphics.  The box is very solid with no open seams and the box retains its shape with sharp corners and edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The box holds all 10 rounds of the original cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp.    

This is a very nice specimen of a loading and label that was produced for a relatively short period of time before being eclipsed by the wide spread use of smokeless powder.  These .38 Winchester Express boxes, full, partial or empty, and with complete legible labels and the original cartridges are becoming increasingly difficult to find.  Available here from an old collection, this box is a good buy.  (0308)  $850

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NO. WINCHESTER GREEN LABEL BOX OF 25 .32 MARLIN CALIBER, 165 GRAIN “GROOVED” BULLETS – FULL BOX IN VERY GOOD CONDITION:  A scarce and very collectable box of 25, 165 grain, “Grooved Bullets” for the.32 Caliber “Marlin” bearing the desirable early Winchester Repeating Arms Company green label.   

Apparently, from what I have been able to determine, Winchester and Marlin had a head to head competition for the market place.  In the course of developing their various models, after Winchester introduced the .32-20 caliber in 1882, Marlin subsequently offered their rifles in .32-21 - longer than the .32-20 Winchester chambering.  As a result, the WRA .32-20 could be fired in both the Winchester and Marlin rifles, but the Marlin 32-21 could only be fired in the Marlin rifle.  [Makes one wonder why customers put up with this petty nonsense.

Why Winchester would offer a bullet specifically labeled to mention their competitor is a bit of a mystery, but I’m sure the logic is buried somewhere in the Winchester company records.  Nonetheless, they did just that and this box was produced by Winchester for a time. 

This box is in very good condition, retaining its full form with all of the corners and edges intact, and it features a full, legible cover label and side banner as can be seen in the photographs below.  The box retains all twenty-five of the original .32 caliber Martin Grooved Bullets.    

This is a very nice specimen of a fairly scarce box of Winchester Bullets manufactured for a competitor’s rifles, making it an interesting example of Winchester’s domination of the ammunition market.  This box will make a nice addition to a Winchester Rifle or Marlin Rifle display, or a cartridge collection.  (0244) $125

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NO. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX OF .40-90 BN (.40 -2 5/8 INCH) CALIBER SHARPS RIFLE CARTRIDGES – 10 ROUND BOX IN VERY GOOD CONDITION:  Bearing the desirable Winchester Repeating Arms Company green label which includes the bold font “FOR SHARPS RIFLES” callout, this is a rare .40 – 2 5/8” Bottleneck caliber Sharps Rifle ammunition ten round cartridge box.  Introduced by the Sharps Rifle Company in May of 1873, this cartridge immediately found popularity with the Western hunters on the buffalo range.    

Giles and Shuey, in their definitive work, Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956, describe these particular 40-90 BN boxes as rare and seldom encountered.  They go on to note that when found, these boxes normally contain the .40 – 2 5/8” Bottleneck Cartridge.  Such is the case with this box, found in an old local collection and it contained one .40-2 5/8” BN cartridge loaded with a paper patched bullet.  From all appearances, the cartridge is original to the box.   

The box is in very good condition with a full, legible cover label as can be seen in the photographs below.  The box is full form, and while it has been opened, it shows very little evidence of the normal wear and tear to which these early boxes were subjected.  The end label is still in full form and legible with 99% of the graphics present.  Unfortunately, at some point in the past, a piece of cellophane tape was applied over the end label and some of it is still present, but the graphics under the tape are still legible.  The seams of both the lid and the body are intact and the box holds its full form.   

The box retains the Winchester reloading instruction label pasted on the inside of the lid.  As the instruction sheet includes the advertisement of the Mills Woven Cartridge Belt, this label serves to date this box to the early to mid 1880’s.   

The box contains one of the ten original cartridges – it is a full, complete original load, holding the classic paper patched bullet, and featuring the “W.R.A. Co. 40-90” headstamp.   

This is a very nice specimen of a rare ten round Winchester packet of the .40-2 5/8” BN cartridges bearing the desirable Sharps Rifle reference on the label.  Seldom appearing on the open collector’s market, think twice before passing on this opportunity to add this box to your collection to display with your rifle.  (0419)  $450

 

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NO. 4  WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY GREEN LABEL BOX OF .44-90 BN (.44 -2 ¼ INCH) CALIBER CARTRIDGES – “FOR SHARPS RIFLE” – 10 ROUND BOX IN VERY GOOD CONDITION:  Bearing the desirable Winchester Repeating Arms Company green label which includes the bold font “FOR SHARPS RIFLES” callout, this is a rare .44 – 2 ¼” Bottleneck caliber Sharps Rifle ammunition ten round cartridge box.  Introduced by the Sharps Rifle Company in 1875, this cartridge immediately found popularity with the Western hunters on the buffalo range.    

Giles and Shuey, in their definitive work, Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956, describe these particular 44-90 BN boxes as fairly rare and having been produced beginning in 1878.  They go on to note that when found, these boxes normally contain the cartridge found in this box which is loaded in a 2 ¼” case which is headstamped “W.R.A. 44-90”.  The paper patched bullet appears to be a 470 grain bullet which is loaded “proud” in the case in order to allow the full 90 grain powder charge.  From all appearances, the cartridge is original to the box.   This packet was made for a very short period of time before being replaced by the vertically packed 20 round boxes. 

The box is in very good condition with a full, legible cover label as can be seen in the photographs below.  The box is full form, and while it has been opened, it shows very little evidence of the normal wear and tear to which these early boxes were subjected.  The end label is still in full form and legible with 99% of the graphics present.  The seams of both the lid and the body are intact and the box holds its full form.  The box retains the Winchester guarantee label pasted on the bottom of the packet, and it is complete and fully legible.  It is very possible with enough time and searching, this packet could be filled with original cartridges. 

This is a very nice specimen of a rare ten round Winchester packet of the .44-2 ¼” BN cartridges bearing the desirable Sharps Rifle reference on the label.  Seldom appearing on the open collector’s market, you should think twice before passing on this opportunity to add this box to your collection to display with your rifle.  (1104)  $550  PENDING

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NO. 5  WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .40-60 CARTRIDGES FOR THE MODEL 1876 AND MODEL 1885 RIFLES - FULL BOX –  EARLY GREEN LABEL:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., this complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” dark green label, which features an image of the cartridge with the legend “.40-60 WINCHESTER” superimposed on the cartridge. 

An earlier square cornered box, the labels are fully legible, showing only some minor scuffing and shelf wear, and still retaining the bright label coloring.  The box is very solid with no open seams and the box retains its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The box holds all 20 rounds of the original cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp.    

This is a very nice specimen of a very popular caliber, and these .45-60 Winchester boxes, full, partial or empty, and with complete legible labels and containing the original cartridges are becoming increasingly difficult to find.  Available here from an old collection, this box is a good buy.  (0713)  $575

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NO. WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .40-60 CARTRIDGES FOR THE MODEL 1876 AND MODEL 1885 RIFLES - FULL BOX –  EARLY GREEN LABEL:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., this complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” dark green label, which features an image of the cartridge with the legend “.40-60 WINCHESTER” superimposed on the cartridge. 

An earlier square cornered box, the labels are fully legible, showing only some minor scuffing and shelf wear, and still retaining the bright label coloring.  The side and end labels are complete and legible with some minor wear to the graphics.  The box is very solid with no open seams and the box retains its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The box holds all 20 rounds of the original cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp.    

This is a very nice specimen of a very popular caliber, and these .45-60 Winchester boxes, full, partial or empty, and with complete legible labels and containing the original cartridges are becoming increasingly difficult to find.  Available here from an old collection, this box is a good buy.  (0712)  $550

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NO. 7  WRA  .35 WINCHESTER - FULL BOX:  Complete box with all 20 original cartridges with the proper headstamp present.  Some shelf wear, but otherwise a good, strong box.  (0226)  $150

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NO. 8  WRA  .35 WINCHESTER - BOX OF EMPTY CARTRIDGE CASES:  Complete box with 19 original, but fired cartridge cases, all with the proper headstamp.  Some shelf wear, and wear to end flaps, but otherwise the box is intact.  (0227)  $75

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NO. 9  WRA  .33 WINCHESTER - FULL BOX:  Complete box with all 20 original cartridges with the proper headstamp present.  Some shelf wear and one end flap is partially separated along crease - the other is fully intact.  (0225)  $150 

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NO. 10  WESTERN - WINCHESTER .308 PRIMED CARTRIDGE CASES - UNOPENED FULL  BOX:  Founded by Franklin Olin in 1898, the Western Cartridge Company (WCC) was one of the major producers of ammunition in the 20th Century and when the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. went into receivership, it was acquired by the WCC. 

This unopened box is fully intact with a bright clear legible label.  The wrapper label is complete and legible, showing no wear.  The box is very solid, retaining its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The khaki color of the box and label paper, and the format of the label text suggest that this box may have been package for delivery to the military under government contract, perhaps for testing leading up to the adoption of the M-14 Rifle in the late 1950's.  (0325)  $60  

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NO. 11  WRA BROWNING COMMEMORATIVE MODEL 71 .348 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGES:  Produced by Winchester as a commemorative loading for the Browning Model 71 Lever Action Rifle, this box contains six live cartridges with the 200 grain Silvertip bullets and nine fired cartridge cases – all original Winchester  headstamped cartridge cases.  The box graphics are overall excellent - bright and clean - with some very minor shelf wear.  Both end flaps are present, as is the internal plastic cartridge carrier.  A nice displayable box.  (0331)  $100 

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NO. 12  OLD WEST SCROUNGER  .405 WINCHESTER - FULL BOX:  I believe this is a product of the "Old West Scrounger" ammo company.  All 20 cartridges are made of resized Remington Peters .30-40 cartridge cases and are so headstamped.  All the cartridges are loaded with lead bullets.  One of these cartridges (upper) is shown below in a comparative photo with a WRA factory .405 cartridge, showing the cases in this lot are the proper length.  A good buy for shooter grade cartridges.  (0217)  $40

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NO. 13  WRA  .30-40 KRAG (GOVERNMENT) -  UNOPENED FULL BOX:  Complete box with an unbroken seal.  Some shelf wear and some cracking on the front label along the bottom edge of the box top, but this one has definitely not been opened.  A nice early box.  (0222)  $175

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NO. 14  WRA .45-70 CARTRIDGES - FULL BOX SET OF 20 WITH "W" STAMPED PRIMERS:  Recovered from an old Mills cartridge belt, these original 20 factory loaded .45-70 all bear the early, small font "W.R.A. Co." headstamp and 19 of them have the desirable early production brass primers with the "W" stamp in the center.  The last cartridge matches the other 19, but it lacks the "W" marked primer.  This is a scarce opportunity to pick up a set of matching cartridges to fill a Winchester box and substantially increase the value.  (0804)  $75

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NO. 15  WRA  BLACK TALON .30-06 WINCHESTER - FULL BOX:  Complete box with all 20 original cartridges with the proper headstamp present.  The box in like-new, old-stock condition and the graphics are strong and bright.  Due to controversy over the bullet design and marketing hype, these were discontinued from the market place in the mid-1990's.  Have two of these boxes in identical condition.  (0229)  $75

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NO. 16  WRA  9mm PARABELLUM CARTRIDGES FOR USE IN SUB-MACHINE GUNS - WORLD WAR TWO PRODUCTION FOR EXPORT FOR THE BRITISH ARMY'S STEN GUN AND FOR ISSUE WITH THE M3/3A1 SUB MACHINE GUNS:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. under contract with the British Government, it is generally accepted this ammunition was produced between 1940 and 1942.  This loading was "hotter" than the 9mm pistol ammunition in order to insure the proper function in the Sten Guns.  With the US forces' adoption of the M3/3A1 Sub Machine Gun (the "Grease Gun"), this ammunition was reportedly issued with the 9mm adapter kits provided with the M3.  

A classic World War Two packet, the fully legible label is printed directly on the packet paperboard.  The packet is very solid with no open seams and the box retains its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The box holds 37 of the 50 rounds, these 37 appear to be original to this packet, and all have the proper headstamp.    

This is a very nice specimen of a very rare World War Two production packet with an interesting historical association and context.  (0737)  $100

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NO. 17  WESTERN  .32 SHORT COLT - FULL BOX:  Complete box with all 50 original cartridges with the proper headstamp present.  The box shows a little shelf wear, but the graphics are still strong and bright.  (0224)  $60

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NO. 18  WRA “PISTOL PICTURE” LABELED BOX - .32 SMITH AND WESSON CENTER FIRE CARTRIDGES, ca 1880:  This box bears the very collectable “Pistol Picture” dark green label, which features an image of the Smith and Wesson Pistol.  The top label is complete and legible, showing very little wear and no damage.  Inside the box lid is an additional label instructing the use of Winchester primers in reloading these cartridges.  This empty box has been opened, but it is complete and strong, with the orange paper sealing band completely around the sides and ends of the box bearing additional printed caliber information.  The sealing band has been reinforced with clear tape at some time in the past, but the tape is not discolored nor does it detract from the box or the side labels.   A popular cartridge for the early single shot gallery and target rifles made by Remington, Winchester and Stevens, as well as Colt, Smith and Wesson and a number of other popular handguns.  This early box with the cartridge picture label will make a nice addition to your collection.  (0929)  $45  

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NO. 19  WRA “PISTOL PICTURE” LABELED BOX - .38 SMITH AND WESSON CENTER FIRE CARTRIDGES:  This box bears the very collectable “Pistol Picture” green label, featuring an image of the Smith and Wesson Pistol.  The top label is complete and legible, showing very little wear and no damage.  Inside the box lid is an additional label instructing the use of Winchester primers in reloading these cartridges.   

This box has been opened, but it is complete and strong, with the orange paper sealing band completely around the sides and ends of the box bearing additional printed caliber information.  There are eleven (11) original cartridges with the box, held in place by a nicely cut block of oak to support the shape of the cartridge box. 

This was a very popular cartridge for the revolvers made by Smith and Wesson as well as other popular handguns of the period, and this early box with the cartridge picture label will make a nice addition to your collection.  (C-200)  $45   

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NO. 20  WRA “1932” SERIES LABEL BOX - .44 SMITH AND WESSON SPECIAL CARTRIDGES:  This box is full with all fifty of the original Winchester  headstamped cartridges.  The box graphics are overall bright and clean with minor wear to two of the corners only on one side.  The other side is probably as close to “like new” as you’re going to find in this style of box.  Both end flaps are intact and the internal box is solid.  This is a very nice box for one of the classic pistol cartridges.  (0726)  $150 

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NO. 21  WRA “1946” SERIES LABEL BOX - .44 SMITH AND WESSON RUSSIAN CARTRIDGES:  This box is full with all fifty of the original Winchester  headstamped cartridges.  The box graphics are overall very good - bright and clean - with only very minor scuffing to the corners at the ends of the box.  Both end flaps are intact and the  internal box is solid.  This is a very nice complete box.  (0727)  $150   

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NO. 22  WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - ..22 SAVAGE HIGH POWER CARTRIDGE –– LIGHT BROWN LABEL - SMOKELESS:  One of the earlier “SMOKELESS” loads, this empty box bears the light brown label and the label includes the statement that the .22 High Power cartridges it held were loaded for the Savage Rifles.     

The two piece box has been carefully opened, and the front label is still present and is 98% intact.  The top label is intact and the text is complete and legible.  The end labels show some wear but are still present and legible.  The empty box holds its shape, but the bottom of the box shows some aging.    

One of the more unusual cartridges in this series of boxes, in spite of being empty, this is a decent specimen that will display well.  (0737)  $25

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NO. 23  WRA .45-70 HIGH PRESSURE PROOF CARTRIDGES – FULL BOX:  This box is full with the 20 original Winchester  headstamped HIGH PRESSURE PROOF cartridges.  In addition to the warning band wrapped around the box, the cartridge bases are painted red as are the bullets, and the cartridge cases are nickel plated.   The box graphics are overall excellent - bright and clean - with little wear.  There is an old collection inventory mark on one of the side panels “27-A”, but otherwise the box is in excellent condition with both end flaps present, and the internal box is solid. 

NOTE:  THIS BOX OF HIGH PRESSURE PROOF CARTRIDGES IS BEING SOLD ONLY AS A COLLECTOR’S PIECE AND THE PURCHASER IS STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO SHOOT THESE CARTRIDGES.   

This is an interesting, unusual load and a good conversation piece.  (0731)  $65 

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NO. 24  WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .40-72 CARTRIDGE –– LIGHT BROWN LABEL FOR THE MODEL 1895 RIFLE:  This box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” label in light brown and was loaded for the Model 1895 Winchester Rifle.     

This is the bottom half only of a two piece box – the box lid is missing.   The front label is still present and is 90% intact, and the end labels are present, but worn.  In spite of the obvious signs of wear and aging, the box is still very solid and retains its shape, and all of the cartridge dividers are present.      

A box that has seen its better days, but it is still worth saving due to the fairly scarce caliber and the Model 1895 Rifle reference on the label.  (0738)  $20

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NO. 25  WESTERN SUPER X 12 GA. SHOTSHELL BOX:  This empty box is full form with no missing or damaged panels.  Bright colors and fully legible graphics with only minor shelf wear.  (0521)  $15

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NO. 26  WRA NOVEMBER 1897 PRICE LIST/CATALOG FOR LOADED AND EMPTY PAPER SHOT SHELLS - 1964 REPRINT:  Measuring 6" by 3.5", this is a 1964 reprint of the 1897 Winchester Repeating Arms Company Price List for Loaded and Empty Paper Shot Shells.  This fifteen page pamphlet is in excellent, like new condition with no damage or edge wear, and appears to be a faithful reproduction of the original price list.  The pages are filled with cartridge specifications, load options, brand names, and of course, the prices.  This is a great piece of Winchester memorabilia as well as a valuable research and reference tool.   I have no idea how many of these were reprinted in 1964, but given the passage of time, I doubt that many survive.   (0781)  $30

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WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY .32 “PROTECTOR” CENTER FIRE CARTRIDGES FOR THE MINNEAPOLIS FIREARMS COMPANY PALM PISTOL – FULL BOX – EXCELLENT SPECIMEN OF A VERY RARE  BOX :  A pre-1900 black powder loading for the Minneapolis Firearms Company Palm Protector Pistol, this very rare full box was manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., and bears the “PROTECTOR” call out on the label.  All fifty original cartridges also bear the word “PROTECTOR” on the headstamp.       

The box was opened by carefully cutting through the bottom edge of both end labels in the seam between the lid and bottom of the box.  By opening the box in this manner, the labels on the end panels were not defaced.  The top and end labels are complete and legible, showing only very minor wear and still retaining the bright label coloring.  The box is very solid with no open seams and the box retains its shape with sharp corners and edges, and no disfiguring or crushing. 

With a very short production of the Protector Pistols, from 1891 through 1892, and relatively low numbers manufactured, the demand for the ammunition was commensurately limited and surviving full boxes are quite rare, making this offering a scarce opportunity to add this cartridge box to your collection.  SOLD

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WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .40-65 CARTRIDGE –– LIGHT BROWN LABEL FOR THE MODEL 1886 RIFLE:  This box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” label in light brown and was loaded for the Model 1886 Winchester Rifle and various single shot rifles of the era.     

The two piece box has been carefully opened, and the front label is still present and is 98% intact, as are the end labels.  The top label has some scuffing but the text is complete and legible.  The box is very solid, retaining its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The box contains two of the original Winchester headstamped factory loaded .40-65 cartridges, and both have the proper headstamp.   

This is a respectable specimen of another relatively scarce Winchester cartridge box that will display well.  SOLD

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WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .45-60 CARTRIDGES FOR THE MODEL 1876 AND MODEL 1885 WINCHESTER RIFLES - FULL BOX –  EARLY GREEN LABEL:  Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., this complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” dark green label, which features an image of the cartridge with the legend “.45-60 WINCHESTER” superimposed on the cartridge.  This caliber is said to have been an early favorite of the early bounty hunter, Tom Horn.     

The labels are fully legible, showing only some minor scuffing and shelf wear, and still retaining the bright label coloring. The side and end labels are complete and legible with some minor wear to the graphics.  The box is very solid with no open seams and the box retains its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The box holds all 20 rounds of the original cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp.    

This is a very nice specimen of a very popular caliber, and these .45-60 Winchester boxes, full, partial or empty, and with complete legible labels and the original cartridges are becoming increasingly difficult to find.  Available here from an old collection, this box is a good buy.  SOLD

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WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .45-60 CARTRIDGES – FULL BOX – LIGHT BLUE LABEL:  This full, complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” label in light blue.   

The two piece box has been carefully opened, and the front label is still present and fully intact.  Below the light blue label is a red caution label, and the reloading instruction label is complete and intact on the opposite side of the box.  The top label is complete with a bit of scuffing at one corner, but the text is fully legible.  The box is very solid, retaining its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  The top end edges are open and could be easily repaired.  The box contains the 20 original Winchester headstamped factory loaded .45-60 cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp.    

This is a very attractive specimen of a relatively scarce box of the Winchester .45-60 cartridges and one that would be a nice addition to your collection.   SOLD

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WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .45-75 CARTRIDGES FOR THE MODEL 1876 “CENTENNIAL” RIFLE - FULL BOX – GREEN LABEL:  This full, complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” green label, which features an image of the cartridge with the “MODEL “CENTENNIAL 1876” legend call out below the cartridge.    

The two piece box has been opened, however the Winchester warranty label is still present and fully intact on one side of the lower portion of the box and the reloading instruction label is complete and intact on the opposite side of the box.  The top and front labels are complete and fully legible, with some minor stains, and the single end label is present.  The box is very solid, but does have some open seams which could be repaired.  The box retains its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.  

The box contains the 20 original Winchester headstamped .45-75 cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp and original lead bullet.  This is a relatively scarce offering of a very desirable Winchester cartridge and this box will display nicely with your Model 1876 rifle.  SOLD

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WRA  “CARTRIDGE PICTURE” LABEL - .50-70 CARTRIDGES - FULL BOX – GREEN LABEL:  This complete box bears the very collectable “Cartridge Picture” green label.    

The two piece box has been carefully opened, and the front label is still present and fully intact on one side of the box and the reloading instruction label is complete and intact on the opposite side of the box.  The top label is complete and fully legible and the end labels are present.  The box is very solid, with no open seams, and the box retains its shape with sharp edges, and no disfiguring or crushing.   

The box contains the 20 original Winchester headstamped .50-70 cartridges, and all have the proper headstamp.  One of the cartridges has been fired, but the remaining 19 are complete and appear to be factory loads with the original lead bullet.  A very popular cartridge in a very nice box, which will display well.  SOLD

 
 

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