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4087
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ORIGINAL EARLY WINCHESTER 44-40 WOODEN AMMUNITION CRATE WITH 40 TWO PIECE BOXES OF AMMO.

SN nsn. Cal. 44-40. 14.5″ X 11.5″ X 8″ Dovetailed pine box with tin reinforcing straps is black embossed “Metallic Cartridges Manufactured By The WINCHESTER Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn. U.S.A.” on both long sides. Ends are embossed “WINCHESTER” “2000” “44 W.C.F.” Top is stenciled “GOBIERNO” (?) “DE” “NICARAGUA” “Dr. Sacasa. # 22”. Interior is tin lined. Orig contents consist of 40 fifty round two piece third model cartridge boxes with green labels marked “CARTRIDGES FOR WINCHESTER Rifle 1873” “CENTRAL FIRE” “SOLID HEAD” with Winchester Repeating Arms information. A Model 73 is pictured at rear with guarantee at front. Caliber is at right side. Picture of the cartridge is at left. Also included is another wooden box of similar size, marked with Winchester, etc. on ends. The full crate set was originally found by noted dealer C.W. Slagle in the early 1970’s. PROVENANCE: Consignors information placard describing this shipping crate and its cartridges, along with information regarding second and first model cartridge boxes, and stating this exact shipping crate has been featured in several publications including the book THE WINCHESTER 1873, A TRIBUTE by Jim Gordon, and most recently in the book THE WINCHESTER 1 OF 1000 and 1 OF 100 RIFLES by Dr. Ed Lewis.” He also states that it is “the only orig box known”. CONDITION: Box is good, with many bumps, rubs and knocks; lettering mostly clear. Central portion of tin lining cut out allowing removal of cartridge boxes which are excellent, unopened (one shrink wrapped), with some scuffs and marks on labels. Extra crate is very dark, with caliber, etc. almost illegible. 50695-4 MGM328 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 4087

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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