Anyone Familiar with This Company

Can anyone tell me about this .38 SPL box?

All the empties have the same Peters headstamp as shown and what appear to be large pistol primers.

When did Pabe’s operate and were they affiliated with Peters? Are the empties correct for the box?

Any information is appreciated.


I am not familiar with this company, but it is pretty clear from the lack of these boxes around, and certain features of the cartridges, that this was probably a small, independent reloading company. The lack of a zip code and the use of .38 Special cases made for large pistol primers, which I believe date from the WWII years and slightly beyond the war, would indicate production of this ammunition in the late 1940s or early 1950s, I would think. Just an educated guess.