Winchester .22 B. B. Cap 500 round carton


#1

A Winchester .22 B. B. Cap 500 round carton (1912 issue):


#2

What beautiful condition. Is the 8-16 stamping on one end flap indicative of the box’s manufacturing date?


#3

Dennis, yes, that is the date code (month-year).


#4

Date codes on Winchester labels that are printed and pasted to the box can be deceiving. In those cases, the date is when the label design was accepted for production. For dates printed right on the box itself, that policy may also have been in effect, I don’t know. It is really a great box!