Today at the Kansas Cartridge Collectors Assoc. meeting the Western two piece box pictured below was one of the items shown and which raised a number of questions:
Stamp On Inside of Box Lid
Bottom of Box-
The owner of the box said it contained Western fired nickeled .38 Spl cases when he acquired it.
Are nickeled cases correct for this box?
The stamps on the box bottom & inside of the lid indicate the contents of the box either initially/originally contained reloaded cases or the box contained reloaded cases after having originally contained factory loaded cases. Could Western have used this box for reloaded cases and applied the reload stamps or were the cases reloaded by someone other than Western?
Are red on yellow Western boxes of this vintage common?
The date code (?) on the bottom of the box, in purple, reads " 1V1D? ". Can anyone decipher this?
Any feedback and discussion most welcomed.