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Thread: Vintage Winchestr Primers

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    GONRA sez - brassrat's primer can is REALLY olde!
    SHOULD have lottsa collector value..... !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brassrat View Post
    Attachment 324809 here is some old ones, pretty full I believe
    That's awesome, I've never seen a tin like that. Any idea of the age of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schutzen-jager View Post
    i believe these to be over 100 years old [ patent date 1878 ] - still go bang when hit with hammer - no idea what they are worth, but i would be curious to find out also -
    Winchester started dating their boxes about 1906. These could be prior to that year.

    The 1878 patent date was for Gardners primer patent (he was employed by Winchester), using the folded anvil. This patent superseded Oliver Winchester's 1874 (flat anvil) primer patent. I forget when Winchester stopped printing the patent date on the boxes, but the anvil design was used until the 1930's before switching to what we use today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoBSavage View Post
    Winchester started dating their boxes about 1906. These could be prior to that year.

    The 1878 patent date was for Gardners primer patent (he was employed by Winchester), using the folded anvil. This patent superseded Oliver Winchester's 1874 (flat anvil) primer patent. I forget when Winchester stopped printing the patent date on the boxes, but the anvil design was used until the 1930's before switching to what we use today.
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