Winchester/Western Cartridge Box Date Codes

I am still searching for various dates for the 44-40 cartridge boxes.

However, if anyone has any older Western “Target” cartridges boxes of any caliber, I’d like to get the ink stamp code and a photo of the bottom label. I am trying to put together a list with photos from 1927 to whenever.

What I have can be seen here: Winchester/Western/UMC(REM) 44-40 Ammunition Box Labels - Google Sheets

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crickets…

I did get some Remington/UMC date codes gathered up here: Winchester/Western/UMC(REM) 44-40 Ammunition Box Labels - Google Sheets

and updated the 44-40 website with Remington information here: Chasing the 44-40 - UMC/Remington

These box codes apply to all cartridges.

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A few clicks here saving the links, good resource!

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Here is what the doc looks like for those that don’t like to click links.

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But… links are scary :grimacing:

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My grandfather’s Winchester self loading carbine .351 caliber

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does it have the ink stamp code on the inside of one of the flaps? It is at least 1946ish

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This is on the underside of the inner box… “79” and then underneath that
“MADE IN USA”

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No, should be an ink stamp code on the inside of one of the end flaps.

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Sorry, outer box that flap is missing. I would agree that 1946ish seems about right. My dad returned from WW2 and probably was able to buy ammo again, and he did a lot of hunting after that (mostly duck and pheasant)

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Sorry, outer box that flap is missing.

Oh yeah, very much typical. I have a few that are missing the flaps!!

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