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any cartridge collectors here?

#1 Post by jnyork » Thu May 10, 2018 10:39 pm

Across the street neighbor came over this evening and gave this old box of cartridges, box is full, cartridges are original. On the bottom of the box is marked with some sort of crayon or marker, 1.70. Note they are "mushroom bullets", meaning hollow points. Also, "smokeless" "non-corrosive"
cartridges. Make me think these might be pre-WWII.

Can anyone give me an age estimate on these, also what might be the value if any? Thanks.




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#2 Post by claybob86 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Don't know if this helps, but I have a box of .357s that looks just like that except "Hi-Speed" is italicized, the part of the end panels where it says the caliber are red with white print, and it's metal point bullets, not mushroom. On the sides of the box where yours says "Ammunition", mine says "Hi-Speed". All the stuff about Kleanbore non-corrosive priming is the same. I believe this box was new in 1955.
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#3 Post by AJMD429 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:00 am

If I had a box like that until people with a straight face that those for what I used when I went 'mushroom hunting'.... :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by Ray » Fri May 11, 2018 6:08 am

Jack will chime in soon with the facts but that box somewhat matches photos of an example of 1946-1960 on ... -Dates.pdf....
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#5 Post by marlinman93 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:39 am

I collect UMC, Rem-UMC, and Rem. ammo. I agree with Ray on it being the post WWII-1960 vintage box.
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