Sometime between early 1960 and mid-1966, there were two changes in Peters brand 9mm Luger ammunition.
The box changed from the blue, yellow and red pictured below to the blue and white box with the red circle containing a white “PETERS”.
Also during this period, the ammunition in the boxes changed from a “PETERS” headstamp to an “R-P” headstamp.
If you have either of these 9mm Luger boxes with date codes starting with the letters T through Z or A through G, Please post the date codes here or send me an email or a message. Ideally provide a photo of the code. Also please indicate the headstamp of the ammunition in the box.
The date code on the blue, yellow and red boxes are generally stamped in black on the end flap like the code S14U on the box illustrated. The first letter identifies the year. The date code on the blue and white boxes is generally printed in red on the end tab like the code G17ND illustrated.
The blue, yellow and red boxes of interest have a BLACK “DUPONT” in a circle on the back as illustrated below.
Earlier boxes have the DUPONT logo in red as illustrated below. The black DUPONT boxes date from 1947 (Year code N) or perhaps earlier. The latest box I have with the red logo is 1953. The earliest black logo box is dated 1958 (Year code P)
When this change was made is also unclear. If you have a blue, yellow and red 9mm Luger box with a date code starting with the letters D through P, Please let me know the date code and the color of the DUPONT logo on the back.
Any help would be appreciated.
Finally, if any of you have other information on why the headstamp and box style changed between 1960 and 1966, that information would also be appreciated.
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