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Winchester Ammo Boxes
March 12, 2018
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I recently saw a real nice 1916 box of 45-70 primed brass and a box of wads for black power for sale.  Ray Giles does not keep track of items like this.  Does anyone have an estimate of value on these?

March 22, 2018
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I went ahead and bought both boxes.  Both are sealed but the wad box had been crushed so I glued it up the best I could.scan0001.jpgImage Enlargerscan0004.jpgImage Enlarger

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June 4, 2018
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I’d be interested to know any info and values as well. I have a few of these 348 wcf boxes of bullets. Just “had to have them” when I saw them.

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June 4, 2018
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I have no idea of value.  Not a lot though.  These are for the Model 71 rifle.  A modern update of the 1886.

June 5, 2018
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Joel Goodrich said
I’d be interested to know any info and values as well. I have a few of these 348 wcf boxes of bullets. Just “had to have them” when I saw them.

  

All you need now is a Model 71, some brass, a set of dies and you're in business! Wink If the price is right I'll buy them as I have all the other pieces to your puzzle but they'll wind up in a berm around here so I won't be wanting to pay collector prices.

 

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TXGunNut said

All you need now is a Model 71, some brass, a set of dies and you're in business! Wink If the price is right I'll buy them as I have all the other pieces to your puzzle but they'll wind up in a berm around here so I won't be wanting to pay collector prices.

 

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I have at least two sets of dies, I’ve lost count of how much brass, bullets and factory loaded (recent and vintage) rounds have been accumulated, as well some advertising pieces for the 348. I try to pick up anything I can that is 71 or 348 related (advertisements, 71 parts, 71 & 348 literature & reference articles, 348 loading components, etc.).

The bullets and box above are something I’d never seen before I purchased them this past year. Soon afterwards I found 6 empty boxes (although in lesser condition). 

As for needing a 71 to go with it all, the tally is up to an even dozen... but I’m sure that’ll grow🤫

Like the OP I just wondered if anyone had a reference for value on these types of items. I realize my box is quite a bit more recent than the his but they must still have value. 

 

Sorry cwachter, I didn’t intend to hijack the thread!

June 5, 2018
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Sorry, Joel. Didn't realize you were a 71 collector. I resisted the bug until recently but now I'm beginning to understand your affliction. Truly a remarkable rifle but the price and process of actually shooting the thing almost kept me from trying to shoot it. Almost.

Back to the OP I'm pretty much bewildered by the ammo box situation. They all look very interesting but some of them have price tags that are pretty astounding. I enjoy threads on the subject mostly because some of the boxes have labels that tell a story about a particular stage in the life of Winchester.

 

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TXGunNut said
Sorry, Joel. Didn't realize you were a 71 collector. I resisted the bug until recently but now I'm beginning to understand your affliction. Truly a remarkable rifle but the price and process of actually shooting the thing almost kept me from trying to shoot it. Almost.

Back to the OP I'm pretty much bewildered by the ammo box situation. They all look very interesting but some of them have price tags that are pretty astounding. I enjoy threads on the subject mostly because some of the boxes have labels that tell a story about a particular stage in the life of Winchester.

 

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When I first started collecting I couldn't believe how much the ugly boxes were.  I have come to appreciate anything made of paper or cardboard.  It's amazing that these fragile products have lasted over 125 years.  Some of the graphics are beautiful.  I've seen the Cock of the Woods poster go for $10,000.  These are not in my league.  New Haven boxes full of Henry rounds can bring $10,000 and the Winchester boxes for the 44 flat 1866 can bring $5,000.  I don't have any of these either.

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I have been collecting for a good while, but not near as long as some.

My passion, other than of course rifles, is the paper and vintage ammo.

I always look forward to Wards and their last was amazing.

I believe three or four posters went for 8,000.00 plus.

Probably one of their best out of the last couple for paper and ads..... 

June 6, 2018
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Paper is funny. When I was a youngster I worked at a movie theater and I had an extra "Star Wars" poster. No holes from being stapled or tacked. I gave it to my brother in the shipping tube and years later he gave it to his son-in-law. SIL's a huge fan and there's no telling what the poster is worth these days. Who knew? I just smile every time he brings it up.

 

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