Just acquired a 1000-count sleeve, and additional box of 58, of Speer No. 200M primers.
The primers are brass, flat, and have two-leg anvil. The 100-count boxes inside are plain with only the numbers 1-84 stamped on them. They have wooden trays that, like Federal primer boxes of the early 1950’s, are too short for the box.
Altho the sleeve label is for Speer Cartridges, Inc., it is stamped “SCW BA 7” on one side which someone tried to cover with a black felt tip marker. I presume the SCW is for Speer Cartridge Works.
Previously I’d only seen two other Speer primers boxes.
Both are unopened, covered with a paper label, have no other information printed on them, are the same size and weight as those from the 1000-count sleeve. I presume they also contain wooden trays.
The only indication of age I have is that I bought Remington, Peters, and Winchester boxes of 38 Special from the same estate. The boxes were dated 1953, 1954, and 1957.
Can anybody shed light on their chronological order, their dates, etc.?