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Vintage green label ammo
January 13, 2020
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Hello, having a cleanup and forgot I had these unopened 25/20 ammo.would be  hard to upgrade on these , they are super condition and un opened.

can any one date these, and what would they bring price wise.

thanks from downunder

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January 13, 2020
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Interesting!

 

The main green label states 1-16 (January 1916) and the side beige label states 4-14 (April 1914).  The time frame is from that era, but not sure with two different dates observed on the box.

January 13, 2020
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It just means the box is a post January 1916 box. They used label for several years before updating them. They also did not update the top label at the same time as the side label.

To pen down a range of production, you need to know when the next top & side label was approved, and then you’ll know the range of years the box could have been made in. I say box, because the empty box could have been labeled and sat around a while before being loaded / sealed with ammo. This is especially true for the top label, as the side label is the label that seals the box.  Also you can easily locate several boxes that will have another label glued on top an older one. But that will using be found on calibers that were in less demand and would of sat at the factory before being moved out and sold.

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January 13, 2020
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Tony,

You have a nice but late black powder box.  I think it would bring $250.00 to $325.00 on todays market.

January 13, 2020
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thanks for the info, had no idea the numbers stood for the dates.

January 26, 2020
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mrcvs said
Interesting!

 

The main green label states 1-16 (January 1916) and the side beige label states 4-14 (April 1914).  The time frame is from that era, but not sure with two different dates observed on the box.  

Just to expand on this, label dates started in 1906.

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