Below are photos of a WESTERN .25 Auto box of the “USA” type. I purchased this years ago in a tiny gun shop near Bill Woodin’s home in Tucson, Arizona. It has a Styrofoam insert. Lot number appears to be 04XN21 with the numbers 82 86 below them. I say “appears to be” because the top half of the first entry of the top line is missing the upper half, so I am guessing what it is.
The cartridge is standard Winchester Ammunition, and the company address on the back is “Winchester Group.” Headstamp of the GM FMJ Bullet, brass case, nickel primer that possibly has a red seal (very faint) is “WIN 25 AUTO.”
It is shown with a standard WINCHESTER USA .25 Auto box, for comparison.
The dealer had one box of this, which I bought for the box, and I have never seen another one since, nor have I seen a WESTERN “USA” box in any other caliber.
Does anyone have any information about this line of ammo? Other calibers, for how long it was made, when it was made, etc.