If you have something similar, count yourself lucky.
For most, if they saw this box of old ammunition, they probably wouldn't know much about it.
A lot of ammo collectors like their ammo not only for the scarcity, but also for the design of the box.
Do you remember when you couldn't buy .22 rifle cartages anywhere a few years ago? If you have your hands on a few boxes of these, or even a brick, consider yourself lucky.
These rare boxes of blackpowder ammo were only made from 1897-99, according to the seller.
If you know someone who has a bunch of antique old ammo boxes, you quickly find they're somewhat fanatical about collecting them. However, there are some diamonds in the rough if you know what you are looking for.
Sure, there are Remington, Winchester, Colt and Smith & Wesson boxes of ammo that have a unique value because of name recognition.
Although Peters was established in 1887, the scarcity of early boxes places those beyond the scope of this project which is to help date commonly encountered box types.
Some history on the company can be found in the Note that the green box is overlabeled, but one end was missed, so we have "Soft Point" on one end and "Full Jacket" on the other end.
Remington became a subsidiary of Du Pont in 1934, and at about this time, the Du Pont logo appears on Peters boxes, on the back.
In addition to a full selection of collector firearms, we keep an extensive inventory of other collectibles such as antique ammo, old ammo boxes, medical tools, sculptures and much more.
To fetch that price, all the ammo is there and in pretty condition. However, if you catch someone who doesn't know what they have, would you tell them, or just hand them the asking price and walk away?
Stuff like this just has to be passed down through the family. The price listed above is for a sealed box in pretty darn good condition. If you have a box of these stashed away in a gun safe, congratulations.
This was probably done for a military contract, as Peters used their commercial boxes for this.