Before the time of many on this forum, Carnival-type “Shooting Galleries” used real .22 caliber rifles, often chambered on in .22 Short caliber. These frangible-bullet shorts were used by many, if not all, of these galleries. When I was growing up, San Francisco had “Playland at the Beach,” a carnival-type concession with various rides, games, etc. This included a shooting gallery. “Playland” was located right on the Pacific Ocean, just across the street from the beach, and near the famous San Francisco “Cliff House,” which still exists today albeit in very modern form. Playland is gone.
The rifles used in the Shooting gallery were Model 1890 Winchester pumps in .22 Short Caliber. Although not from Playland, I own one of these rifles today.
Needless to say, that was my favorite concession at playland, when I could get my older brother to take me out there.
Since it was a commercial shooting venue, the ammunition was shipped to them “in bulk” in large boxes. I have a Winchester 1000-round “Bulk Pack” box. It does not use the “Trademark” spelling Spatterpruf, but rather describes the caliber as "Spatterproof Disintegrating Bullet .22 Short, Special Gallery Cartridges, Rim Fire. The date code on the box is V60 17. Perhaps someone can interprete that for us? The box is in beat up condition, but I treasure it to go with my Winchester Model 1890.