.22 rimfire box


#1

I don’t collect .22 rimfire box’s but have got these in a trade, I wondered before I chuck them in the bin* are there any worth keeping.

Seriously though are there any that are uncommon ? they are all empty.

  • only joking ;-)

#2

Actually, if the military boxes in the middle are valuable I think I would rather not know because I have thrown loads away in my time.

The second from top on the left has a date apparantly written on it 14/3/66 in the British style DD/MM/YY. but I think the box is older than that. I was buying Eley Rifle Club around 65-66 and the boxes weren’t like that as far as I remember. There should be a date code printed somewhere inside the box if you can decipher it.

I am curious about the “emergency issue” box bottom right. Does anyone know what the emergency was?

I would say they would be very interesting to the right collector even if you are unlikely to retire on the proceeds. Nice collection of big game cartridges as well.


#3

The “Emergency Issue” box is British WW2 issue to farmers for vermin control. Ammunition generally was difficult for civilians to buy during the war without a good cause.

Regards
TonyE


#4

Hi Armourer

I do collect 22 packets and i would say for most of them they are collectable and I regularly chase such items from the UK and US markets. The remington and winchester boxes are common as.


#5

Hi Armourer

The miltary boxes though not rare do still get traded and as mentioned most have been thrown away.


#6

I was getting around to make you an offer then I saw you were giving them away, maybe next time


#7

They’ve gone to an IAA & ECRA member. If I get anymore I’ll bear you in mind and they’ll be freebies again.


#8

Thanks Armourer

A year into IAA and still getting a handle on posting, happy collecting hope to hear from you in the future