As I mentioned in another post, I have been struggling on dating the green Remington KLEANBORE boxes with white letters and the red circle with “Remington” and the red oval with “DUPONT”. On 9mm Luger they were introduced in late 1946 or later and continued into the early 1960s so there are duplicate date codes in this range. With help from Ron Merchant, I learned that the earlier boxes of this type are dark green and the later ones a lighter, somewhat yellowish green.
I discovered I had mostly the older version and but one looked significantly lighter. When I rolled them to look at the back, the orientation of the backs was reversed. Placing the fronts the same and rotation both the same way, one of the backs came out upside down. I also realized, not as fast as I like to think I would have in past years, that the statement on the backs were totally different!
Below are the two backs and the fronts when rotated in the same manner. The older dark green box is on the top in both images.
Based on this, I have dark green boxes in the old style dated 1952 and 1957. The late style light green box is dated 1961. There is one dark green box with a date code of “U20M-90” which is impressed into the inside of the end flap instead of stamped! I can’t decide if it is 1949 or 1960. Has anyone seen this impressed style of code on any manufacturers boxes???
Has anyone got Remington White KLEANBORE 9mm Luger boxes? I sure would like to know the code numbers and the style of the box so that I can better understand the dates on these commercial boxes. Any help appreciated!