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April 16, 2023 - 8:05 pm
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Does anyone know when Winchester stopped using ‘Picture Boxes’?

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For the Winchester .22s I think the picture boxes were discontinued during WWII, however the remaining boxes in stock were still supplied for some models just after the war ended.  On the very last of them a different end label sticker was used.

That is just from memory though, I think I have the change notice for the boxes somewhere but it will take some digging to find it.

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Thank you

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What is meant by a 22 RF picture box?  We usually call a CF picture box as one that has a picture of a gun on the box.

A quick look through Richard Rains’ book, Winchester Two-Piece .22 Boxes 1873 to 1927 show bullet picture boxes into the late 1920’s for sure.  But since the book only goes to 1927 I have no idea how long the labels may have been used?

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A M37 Picture Box, the .22 Picture Boxes featured a different scene.

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Chuck,

He is asking about the box the rifles were shipped in.  The .22 rifle boxes and some other rifles/shotguns had various hunting scenes on the lid.

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Thanks Jeff.  I assumed cartridge boxes.

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Like these . . .

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Three different hunting scenes on the Picture Boxes in this thread, any idea how many different scenes Winchester used?

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From examples shown, appears these boxes were used only for guns that could be easily broken down.  Right? 

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From examples shown, appears these boxes were used only for guns that could be easily broken down.  Right?   

I never thought if it that way but I believe you are right, I don’t recall seeing a picture box for a non-takedown firearm.  Good observation!

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Tedk said
Three different hunting scenes on the Picture Boxes in this thread, any idea how many different scenes Winchester used?

  

Good question, each model had a different scene.  I have and/or have seen picture boxes for the following rim fire rifles:

57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72 and 75 (all pre-war).  I don’t recall seeing a picture box for the Model 58 but it is in the same era.

The centerfire Model 37 box above indicates there were some pre-war shotguns with the boxes as well.

So that is at least 13 different.  A box collection of all of them would be kind of a neat display.

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Chuck said
Thanks Jeff.  I assumed cartridge boxes.

  

A valid assumption, the initial question could be interpreted either way, I assumed “rifle boxes” and luckily guessed right this time 😉

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