Until now, I assumed that these ammunition boxes came from the production of M+F in Thun. The design of the boxes corresponds exactly to that of M+F in the 1940’s, only the labels have a different inscription (this inscription without indication of origin, however, has always raised questions).
Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph these two open boxes in a collection. One box contains cartridges from GECO (HS: GECO 12 o’clock, 7.65 6 o’clock) and the other cartridges from a manufacturer unknown to me (HS: 7.65 6 o’clock).
I still suspect that these boxes were packed by M+F in Thun. The different origin of the cartridges could explain the missing indication of origin on the box on the label. However, why foreign cartridges would have been packaged in Thun (based on the way the boxes are made, I suspect in the 1940’s) is completely unclear to me.
Does anyone have an alternative theory on the origin of these boxes (not from M+F in Thun)?
Does anyone know the manufacturer of the cartridge with HS 7.65 (6 o’clock)?
Any comments are welcome!