WRA 12 Gage Brass Lot 22000


#1

I recently acquired a sealed box of WRA 12 Gage Brass No. 00 Buckshot, 25 Shells, For Use In Hunting Small Game, Lot #22000. I’ve seen lot numbers higher than 22000 but not lower, which may mean nothing. Does anyone know if a date of issue/manufacturer can be associated with the lot number? Thanks


#2

Winchester introduced loaded Buckshot in 1907.


#3

Hello,

Number 22000 was the lot range assigned to the No. 00 load with brass case made by Winchester. First lot was 22000 from 1944 and the latest I have observed is 22060 from 1945, but I don’t know if it is the last one. You can easily recognize lot numbers made in 1945 because boxes are marked “Divison of Olin Industries, Inc.”.

Regards,

Fede


#4

Thank you for your info.