Herstal-Leige caliber 7.65 Browning Box - Found in Old House


#1

I found a old box of ammunition in my house in Upstate New York, wondering if anyone here can tell me anything about it.


#2

Greetings, if from a purely practical side to watch, then these cartridges can still be fired) Well, if they do not need you, you can sell it on gun show)))


#3

From the looks of the corrosion on a few of the rounds,
I would NOT advise firing them. Also, they are old. Since
the letters do not have serifs on them, I would guess they
are from the 1920s or 1930s. The box is a little “used” but
still not in horrible shape, so some collector would probably
like to have it if you don’t plan to retain it.

John Moss


#4

Thank you for your response!

Is there a resource for dating these boxes more precisely? A collectors catalog or something like that?


#5

A comprehensive book on cartridge box labels would probably
have to contain 25,000 or more entries. Just keeping up with
values would be a full-time job.

In the end, anything is worth only whatever someone will pay for
it. A frustrating answer, I know, but the reality. Someone who buys
a lot of these boxes (I have not for years, so my sense of pricing
is way behind the times) would probably have a fair idea of what boxes
in that condition and in common caliber and manufacturer, would go
for.

John Moss