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  1. jags

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    I purchased a box of misc.primers at an auction. Anyone know what decade these are from? Also what size?
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    I`m probably old enough, but I didn`t get into reloading til about 10 years ago.
     
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  3. Jeff H

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    Nope. Not old enough.
     
  4. frogfurr

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    I have been reloading since 1965. I don't recognize the box in the picture. Maybe the 100 pack out of the box. Primers, along with everything else, took some time to find back in the day.
     
  5. jags

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    I started reloading in the early 70's and I haven't run across them either.
     
  6. dartor

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    Google says between 1946 and 1952. Small pistol primers. Didn't say if standard or magnum.
     
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  7. jags

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    Here is inside the sleeve. The dividers are wood.

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  8. frogfurr

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    I do remeber seeing the No
    Thank you very much for the research! Interesting to see how far back reloading has been going on.
     
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    Thanks for information dartor.
     
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    Packaged like Remington primers. I have never seen anyone except Remington do their 100 packs of primers this way.
     
  11. Rembrandt

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    I think they go with this old Herters turret press.....

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    That was long long before Herters set up shop. I had some of them I got from my grandfathers shop that my uncle said were from the 40's. All went bang when I pulled the trigger. Mine were large pistol primers he used to load his old 45 Colt that my uncle is now safekeeping in the family. Might have used the Ideal Tong tool though.
     
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    I have reloaded several hundred Herter's bullets.
     
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    I have used a Herter's two die C-press for 40 years. Never used the Winchester primers that the OP has but I have used the old Alcan shotshell primers and wads.
     
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    I have CCI’s packed like that as well.

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    I started loading I the early 1960's and got primers in plastic trays. I think the wooden dividers date from the 1950's.
     
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    Before my time, but I like seeing old reloading components and equipment
     
  18. Wis-Harpo

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    Winchester came out with their STAYNLESS priming in 22 shells in 1927. The Division of Olin Industries Inc. ownership started in 1945, also in 22 shell loadings. The Olin Industries ownership changed to Olin Mathieson Chemical Company in 1955. I can only guess that Winchester changed the STAYNLESS priming and the ownership on all of their ammo boxes and reloading supplies at about the same time. So my guess is that the primer box you have was made between 1945 and 1955. Just and uneducated guess.
     
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  19. PapaG

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    I still have a few boxes, or sleeves of primers in wooden trays. I started loading in 1958 and about cry when I remember the prices of components back then. Then I look at my paycheck from back then and don't cry any more. Now I only cry when I watch the legislators assault my hobby.
     
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    I started reloading in the early seventies, or was it it the late sixties? Don't remember when but I've never heard of them. However there were very few choices for reloading supplies in this area back then so that may be the reason for my lack of knowledge. Reloading supplies are still not abundant without making a day trip for them now.
     
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    I 'feel' old enough to have carried a flintlock into battle - lol
     
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    I was given a few thousand of those. I also have a single tray if if rem/peters somewhere, that looks to be from the era of the ops 108s.
     
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    I was going to say prior to the mid 60's. I remember having primers packaged in wooden trays but not that package. Cool picture!
     
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    I was taking inventory of my powders today and found a can of IMR-4064 with a $9.95 price tag. The H335 that I bought last week was almost $30.
     
  25. PapaG

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    Somewhere in the archives I have a can that held H240, Hodgden's 2400 substitute that I paid $1.25 for. I can remember getting primers in the late sixties for .$56/100.
     
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