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Box, 12 GA Brass 00 Buck; Lot W.R.A. -22005: Some Questions

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    Default Box, 12 GA Brass 00 Buck; Lot W.R.A. -22005: Some Questions

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    FULL (opened, somewhat soiled, otherwise original) box, 2 3/4";
    LABEL (craft-paper ribbon; it originally sealed the box) reads as follows:

    TOP:
    25 SHELLS, SHOTGUN
    12 GAGE, BRASS
    SMOKELESS POWDER
    No. 00 BUCKSHOT
    FOR USE IN HUNTING SMALL GAME

    TWO ENDS (SAME):
    LOT W.R.A. -22005

    Head-stamp: The word WINCHESTER
    (surrounding {~120 deg} primer boss);
    No 12 beneath primer boss.

    Crimped end: Paper insert marked with a 3/8" circle,
    within which are the characters '00',
    & 'B' (stacked).

    I've heard about 'Sawtooth' in reference to all-brass shell crimps, but nothing here appears to answer that description.

    The end of the brass cylinder, approximately one inch including and below the crimp, shows a brighter finish than the balance of the cartridge, which shows a very light 'aged' patina.


    My questions:
    1) Does the LOT identify a specific or range of Manufacturing years?
    2) Were these issued to/used by US Military?
    3) Do these cartridges represent any unusual value as collectible?
    4) Since when was 00 Buckshot used for Small Game?

    Thank you all for your comments and other information! wlw

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    WW 2 vintage US military.
    Yes a full box in good condition definitely has collector value.
    Geneva conventions probably prevented them from being labeled for use against enemy soldiers so they labeled them for hunting - as in survival use.
    Sarge

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    Quote by Sarge View Post
    WW 2 vintage US military.
    Yes a full box in good condition definitely has collector value.
    Geneva conventions probably prevented them from being labeled for use against enemy soldiers so they labeled them for hunting - as in survival use.
    Sarge
    Thanks, Sarge...I love the logic! Small Game, indeed! wlw

    Anyone know of recent or vintage sales similar to these? And can we pin down a year for that lot number? wlw

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