BB GUN AMMO: WINCHESTER, WESTERN, DAISY, 1950s VINTAGE

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 14, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House
From Estate: Vintage & unusual, classic BB Gun Ammo Tubes: Winchester, Western, & Daisy, still in very good overall condition, composed of waxed cardboard with slip-fit tops and original contents, probably dating back into the late 1940s or early 1950s era. Colorful BB Ammo Tubes are described as follows: *1) Oldie "WINCHESTER" BB Ammo Tube measures about 3 1/8" OAL and is approx. 3/4" in diameter. Features black print on salmon pink exterior with black, roll crimped cap having brown card wad in top. Base is also roll crimped. Exterior reads "Winchester" ... "Lead Air Rifle Shot" ... "No.2 Package" ... with address listed as: "Winchester Repeating Arms Co." ... "Division of Western cartridge Co." ... "New Haven, Conn. U.S.A." and appears to be full of original lead BBs. Probably of late 1940s production.(See Photos) **2) The vintage "WESTER" BB Ammo Tube measures about 3" OAL and is approx. 3/4" in diameter as well. Features black print on salmon brown exterior with matching 6-point crimp cap. Base is also of 6-point crimp type. Exterior reads: "WESTERN" ..."Steel Air Rifle Shot" ... "Copper Coated" ... "K1370S" ...with address listed as: "Western Cartridge Company" ... "Division of Olin Industries, Inc." ... "East Alton, Ill. U.S.A." and appears to be full of original copper coated steel BBs. Probably of early 1950s era ... read more