Prior to WWII, Peters 9mm Luger boxes included a drawing of the cartridge on the label as shown below. The latest date known is early 1942 (first letter of code=C)
The earliest post WWII Peters Luger box lacks the cartridge drawing. Note the two Dupont logos on the back of the box are in red… The earliest known box of this type is dated early 1947 (first letter of code=N).
If anyone has either of these boxes with a date code that begins with a letter from S to Z or A to C, please let me know the complete code and the type of box label. Images would be great!
The Peters box changed again in between late 1957 and late 1958. The only change was on the back label where the text changed and the Dupont Logo was changed from Red to Black, The latest date I have recorded for this box style is the first half of 1961.
If anyone has either of these boxes with codes which begin with L, N or M, please let me know the entire code and the type of box it occurs on.
Finally if someone has this last box label style with letters X, Y or Z and any of the letters from A to G inclusive, please let me know. I am particularly looking for this last style box with the child warning.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and will help me nail down the dates when these box styles changed on 9mm Luger cartridges.