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Old 04-15-2017, 04:22 PM
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I have a full box of this Western Supermatch .22 ammo. The end flaps show that it is an Army lot. The bottom of the box says that Western Cartridge Company is a division of Olin Industries, so maybe some of our cartridge collectors can help date it. Any idea on value ?
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I'm sure there are more knowledgeable people that will provide better insights but I think this probably dates to late 1940s or early 1950s. Neat box.
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I am having a brain rap at present so the date of these boxes elude me. It is not ammo used for military operations as those were made by Remington and were labeled either T-42 and T-24's. Those were made to comply with the Hague Convention and were full metal jacket bullets. The ones you have are for marksmanship training.
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Olin Industries callout on Western boxes was 1946-1956.
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That would be 1954 (H=1954). The military bought a lot of .22 Match ammunition for service teams, etc. I was on the Navy ROTC rifle team when I was in college, and I fired a ton of the Western Super Match ammunition.

Still remember the Marine Gunnery Sgt who ran the team. We would go in to practice twice a week, and Gunny would give each of us a 1 lb coffee can of loose ammunition, maybe five boxes. And we stayed until we shot it all. We used Winchester Model 52Bs. It could be boring, but at least I didn't have to buy the ammo myself.

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