Recently I found a post WW2 Remington 9mm Luger box that I had not encountered before. It is similar to the green boxes with the generic top label with a Green R and “Remington” in a red box, but no caliber indicated on the top label. These boxes are roughly 5" (13mm) long and 2 5/8" (7mm) wide and date, I believe, from around 1970 or earlier, but perhaps from around 1980.
This new (to me) box is similar with a generic top label with the white R and “Remington” in the red square, but it also has “DUPONT” and “KLEANBORE” on the top. Most noticeable it is 4" long and 2" wide, the same as the earlier Kleanbore boxes. The date code is “W” indicating loading in the first half of 1961 or 1972. If it is 1972 then the larger generic green boxes in 9mm must date from the 1980s or so which seems a bit late.
If this box is from the first half of 1961 it must have been one of the very first since I have a late type “KLEANBORE 9M/M LUGER” box which is clearly from he first half of 1961.
If anyone else has the small green generic box in 9mm like the one pictured below, I’d appreciate knowing the full load date code (the one pictured is “W18M”).
I’d also be interested in the date codes on any KLEANBORE 9M/M LUGER" marked boxes or large green generic boxes (5" by 2 5/8") that begin with Y, Z or A through N. In the large green generic boxes, the load code isn’t on an end flap, but is usually printed in red on one of the end tabs.
Any help appreciated!