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April 7, 2022 - 6:22 pm
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This invaluable reference site was taken down for unknown reason several yrs ago.  However, before that happened, as I just discovered, it had been saved (thankfully!) on the Internet Archive site:

https://web.archive.org/web/20170624075453/http://22box-id.com/USA.php

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Thanks for posting this sight Clarence.  Good info to have.  RDB

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Thanks Clarence.  If you want more info on the Winchester 22 boxes you need to get Richard Rains and Dan Shueys book, Winchester Two-Piece 22 Boxes 1873 to 1927.

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Chuck said
Thanks Clarence.  If you want more info on the Winchester 22 boxes you need to get Richard Rains and Dan Shueys book, Winchester Two-Piece 22 Boxes 1873 to 1927.  

Chuck,  I don’t collect ammo–in fact, I can barely afford to buy current production .22 ammo, now priced 3-4 times what it was selling for 2 yrs ago!  The great thing about this ID guide is that it covers ALL .22 RF, including brands most have never heard of; it represents a fantastic research effort by the man who originally put it together, Tony Dunn.

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Thanks for posting this Clarence. Very nice guide.

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Thanks Clarence!

That is why I like old-school hard copies, that new-fangled internet thingy is not 100% reliable.

I appreciate the link.

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Thanks Clarence!

That is why I like old-school hard copies, that new-fangled internet thingy is not 100% reliable.

I appreciate the link.

Best Regards,  

Absolutely–this Internet Archive site may itself succumb to “Russian hacking” or some other dastardly plot.  I think Tony Dunn (whom I believe is deceased) may have published a book with some of this info.  For a number of yrs he wrote a monthly column in either Single Shot Journal or SS News, can’t remember which.  However, to transfer the vast amount of data contained within this site on to paper would result in a publication the size of Encyclopedia Britannica, I do believe.  I’ve just been looking over the Peters section (Peters being the leading producer of match quality ammo in the early yrs of RF competition), and it alone seems too voluminous to try to copy out on paper.

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Thank you for posting this. I’ve looked for information on Tony Dunn’s book for years with no luck. I have a small grouping( nice way to say I’m a hoarder) of remington 22 boxes.  Strange I know as I collect Winchester 22 single shots.  Thanks again

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Thank you for posting this. I’ve looked for information on Tony Dunn’s book for years with no luck. I have a small grouping( nice way to say I’m a hoarder) of remington 22 boxes.  Strange I know as I collect Winchester 22 single shots.  Thanks again

Jay  

Jay, I trust your collection includes examples of Remington Rockets, my favorite .22 ammo for my first gun, my father’s old Model 24 in .22 Short.  I was convinced they turned my Model 24 into a “deer rifle,” though fortunately I never put that theory to the test. 

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clarence said

Chuck,  I don’t collect ammo–in fact, I can barely afford to buy current production .22 ammo, now priced 3-4 times what it was selling for 2 yrs ago!  The great thing about this ID guide is that it covers ALL .22 RF, including brands most have never heard of; it represents a fantastic research effort by the man who originally put it together, Tony Dunn.  

I understand Clarence.  My post about the book was not really directed at you but any that do collect Winchester 22 ammo.

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Lots of content, too much for my iPad to handle on my limited data connection. Fortunately my dad happened to note the purchase date (4/81) on the ammo box I was curious about. Hadn’t noticed that before.

 

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