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Winchester Super Speed box age

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by jimmyraythomason, Feb 24, 2012.

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  1. jimmyraythomason

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    Need help dating,please. I got a shotshell box in with a lot of my late f-i-l's gun stuff. It is Winchester Super Speed 12ga.#6shot(just the box no shells)SS126. Original purchase price of $3.40 is written on the box in black marker. Box hes Winchester-Western Division, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp, New Haven,Conn, and East Alton,Ill. There are no zip codes present so I'm assuming pre 1963?
     

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    Thanks for the link RC. While the box looks VERY similar there are some differences. The box I have specifically notes for Model 12repeater,Model 21 dbl and Model 50 autoloader. Since the Model 50 was introduced in 1954 and produced until 1961,I am assuming the manufactuing date to be between 1954 and 1963. The box also lists more than 10 million Winchesters have been sold. Trying now to find at what point Winchester reached the 10 million mark.
     
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    You know how many of those boxes I have thrown away, I got to go to the bathroom, I think I am going to be sick...........
     
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    :eek: $3.40 for a box of 25 shells, before 1963?!

    If it was from '63, that price is equivalent to $25.13 in today's dollars.

    If it was from '54, that price is equivalent to $28.65!

    Man, and I'd thought we were getting screwed at today's prices! Sure does put things in perspective, don't it?
     
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    I still remember when I got my 1100 in 1963, Peters 1-1/4 ounce #4s were $3.25 a box at the corner store. Don't know why that has stuck in my mind all these years, but every time I buy shells I remember that.
     
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    Hi Brass .12 gauge were $3.90 in 1970 .
    Hi Brass .16 gauge were $3.60 in 1970 .
    Hi Brass .20 gauge were $3.40 in 1970 .
    Hi Brass .28 gauge were $3.50 in 1970 .
    Three inch .410 were $3.10 in 1970 .
    Two and a half inch .410 were $2.60 in 1970 .
     
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    Buckshot in all gauges was $4.70 for a twentyfive round box .

    Slugs for 25 rd . boxes ;
    .12 $5.85
    .16 $5.55
    .20 $5.35
    .410 $5.05

    Prices are from 1970 .
     
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    I can remember my Grandfather buying shells 3-5 shells at a time at Mr. Berrys Mercantile when I was a small child. So maybe they were that expensive.
     
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    I was born in 1950. They were that expensive, especially when you only made $1.15 an hour at McDonalds in '66.

    www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/coverage.htm

    "The minimum for workers newly subject to the Act was set at $1.00 an hour effective September 1961, $1.15 an hour in September 1964, and $1.25 an hour in September 1965. Retail and service establishments were allowed to employ fulltime students at wages of no more than 15 percent below the minimum with proper certification from the Department of Labor"
     
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