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I no longer collect rifles but have shifted to focusing on cartridges by WRA, WRA Co and Western. Recently I acquired a 1940’s era salesman’s sample hard case – it is missing only 2 cartridges… not bad. I need a 38 AUTO WRA headstamp like the 45 AUTO photo and a 22 LR Xpert similar to the Long photo, with the diamond headstamp. I placed a want ad in the magazine, but wanted to get photo example out there, too.P9280001.JPGImage EnlargerP9280002.JPGImage EnlargerP9280003.JPGImage EnlargerP9280004.JPGImage EnlargerP9280005.JPGImage EnlargerW-W-Salesman-display-case-1.JPGImage EnlargerW-W-Salesman-display-case-2.JPGImage EnlargerW-W-Salesman-display-case-6.JPGImage Enlarger

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“Treasure” is right;  I wonder if such an elaborate case didn’t have some special purpose, like foreign sales or an international trade fair.

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clarence said
“Treasure” is right;  I wonder if such an elaborate case didn’t have some special purpose, like foreign sales or an international trade fair.  

I’d say its pretty standard fair as Winchester-Western sale’s ammo displays go. The earlier Winchester, pre merger with Western, salesman displays were fairly simple cardboard type displays.

Really Nice set, they had more pride in their work back then. Ammunition companies don’t make displays like that anymore.

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Maverick said

I’d say its pretty standard fair as Winchester-Western sale’s ammo displays go. The earlier Winchester, pre merger with Western, salesman displays were fairly simple cardboard type displays.

Really Nice set, they had more pride in their work back then. Ammunition companies don’t make displays like that anymore.

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A bygone era that I miss every day.

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This thread made me think of a Winchester .22 rimfire cartridge I have had for over a half century.  Here it is next to a standard .22 LR.  Maybe nothing special.  I’m not a cartridge collector:

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Shot cartridge?

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Shot cartridge?  

Nope.  There’s lead protruding out the end.

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steve004 said

Nope.  There’s lead protruding out the end.  

Some strange cartridges were produced for industrial uses.  I’d dissect it to find out what’s inside.

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clarence said

Some strange cartridges were produced for industrial uses.  I’d dissect it to find out what’s inside.  

I always assumed it was some sort of commercial .22 – maybe a specific loading of a .22 magnum.  The .22 magnum came out in 1959 so timing would be about right.  I believe it was in a box of misc. cartridges my grandfather kept in a desk.  I recall the first time any of us had seen a .264 cartridge case was when some friends of the family came by to sight in a .264 at my grandfather’s farm (early 1960’s).  My grandfather had three .264 cases in his misc. box.  I still have them.  

Turning to the industrial use, my grandfather and an uncle worked in the iron ore mines in Northeastern Minnesota.  Could it be it had some industrial use there?

I can’t bring myself to dissect it.

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