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Item #37754

Early Winchester Smokeless Ammo.45-70-405 Box for 1886 Rifle

  • Maker: Winchester
  • Model: Ammo
  • Caliber: .45-70

  • Description: This is a very scarce early smokeless box for the 1886 rifle .45-70. This box and label configuration is not listed in Giles & Shuey. The green label features the model 1886 call out and lists the Winchester Single Shot Rifles with “405 Grs. Metal Patched Bullet.” The rounded corner box is intact and shows staining and soiling with a blue ink scribble on the inside surface and pencil writing. All of the cartridges have Winchester head stamps but 19 of them are round lead bullets. One round seems to be a correct with the proper metal patched bullet. About 1/4 of the top label is missing along with a side label. The box does have the “Soft Point Metal Patched” sunburst label.