.22 Boxes dating?


#1

Hi,
I would like to know aprox dat of my .22 boxes.

I know the “red W” Winchester was was made between 1962 and 1971 and the blue Orbea was made around 1970.

Thanks
Martin


#2

Martin–Ok, lets start with your Winchester boxes. Numbering them top to bottom and left to right:

1-Produced 1980-1982

2-Late 1990’s

3-1962-1971

4-7-1946-1954 with "Olin Industries"
1955-1959 with “Olin Mathieson”

8-1938-with “Winchester Repeating Arms Co.” only
1939-1945-with “Division of Western Cartridge Co” added.
1945- with “Division of Olin Industries, Inc.”

9-11- Early 1950’s. I’ll date boxes 9-13 later

12-What is the Product Index #? This is about 1936

13-This is too dark to see on my monitor. Please describe.

14-15-This style box for these two is about 1997


#3

Thank you very much Ron!
Just check the boxes:

4-1946-1954 with “Olin Industries”

5-1955-1959 with “Olin Mathieson”

6-1946-1954 with “Olin Industries”

7-1946-1954 with “Olin Industries”

8-1939-1945-with “Division of Western Cartridge Co” added.

9-11- Early 1950’s. I’ll date boxes 9-13 later

12-Product Index R11? This is about 1936

13-Sorry forget to mention it is Brazilian Magtech .22 Short packeted in a LR box but labeled as Short…

Thanks
Martin


#4

Martin–Your R11 box says “DuPont” in an oval on it. That dates it to 1934-1942. Without “DuPont” it would have been 1931-1933.

The red and green Remington boxes are 1946-1958.

I can not help on the Brazilian box. I have no catalogs or information for anything that new. It must be at least mid-1990’s or later.


#5

Thanks agin Ron.
So the dating of the older boxes:

Thanks
Martin


#6

OOOps,
forgot those boxes…

Thanks
Martin


#7

Martin–The RWS box is early 1950’s to mid-1970’s. Their are a LOT of minor variations over the years: size of print, minor address changes, wording on the back panel, etc.

The Peters box is 1948-1961.


#8

Ron,
Thanks again for all yuor helping.
Martin