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April 23, 2024 - 12:38 am
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what a Winchester “Kraft” box is.

Appreciate it!

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As I understand it “Kraft” refers to the cardboard box many firearms were shipped in. May be a specific type of cardboard or box but I haven’t been able to figure it out. At one time I believe a company named “Kraft” manufactured them.

 

 

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TXGunNut said At one time I believe a company named “Kraft” manufactured them.

That must be the explanation, as it’s the common trade name for stiff cardboard or pasteboard boxes, excluding corrugated-cardboard boxes, a more recent development.

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During WWII 1911 45 autos were shipped to the military in so called Kraft boxes. I have a couple what was referred to as Kraft boxes but are not marked as made by Kraft. A 1943 Union Switch & Signal 45 Auto was shipped to the military in one of them. No, I do not have the gun just the box. The boxes are dark tan color.

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Wikipedia has come to our aid once again. The word “kraft” is the name of a process, not a company, and is not normally capitalized. The word is a German word meaning “strength” and the process itself was invented by a German to identify his way of making a stout, durable paper out of pulped wood chips. It was later patented in the United States. 

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