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Thread: Old .22 ammo box

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    Boolit Master
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    Old .22 ammo box

    I've been collecting old .22 boxes for years.
    Not really that much around here, but I do find some treasures from time to time.
    One that I've been wanting, is a strange flip top box.
    Regular size .22 box, but the whole top flips up to open.
    I think it was made by Winchester.
    White if I remember correct.
    I've seen a picture of one, but I forget where.
    Never seen any other flip top boxes.
    Anyone have one or a picture of one?????

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    Have you made a posting in the "Vintage Box" or "Vintage Ammo" section oaths site?

    I collected 22 boxes for a few years and then ended up selling my collection maybe 20 yers ago. I donn't know if it is what you are referring to, but many of the earlier ammo boxes had a flip-top - later 1800s into early 1900s. The 22 cartridge has been around for many, many years - BP and smokeless. I used to be able to pickup nice vintage boxes at some of the gun shows where someone had been to estate sales. I'm no different - even though I sold my collection, I hung on to some fuel boxes of Remingtons, etc. from when I was a kid and they are now 60 or so years old. I always enjoyed the printing/design on the boxes - especially "off brand" ammo. Good luck with your collecting and I hope you can run across some nice older examples!

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    Boolit Master
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    This one was not that old.
    Maybe 60's or 70's.
    Could have been Western.
    If I remember correct, it was white.
    Last edited by abunaitoo; 06-23-2020 at 11:12 PM.

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