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Old 09-17-2017, 07:45 PM
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Question United States Lesmok .22 short cartridges

I've got several boxes of this ammo. which I am looking to value for the purpose of sale. .22 SHORT. "LESMOK". Blue and orange box with white and black printing. One-piece box with a
side sealing label. "US-4" h/is on a copper case. Plain lead bullets. Vintage 1920 to 1926.

If anyone has knowledge or can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
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Perhaps you could check with the International Ammunition Association (cartridgecollectors.org). They are the experts.
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International Ammunition Association website would be an excellent place to go. Also there are several online retailers dealing in old ammo, a search through them might give you an idea of the current asking (retail) prices for such boxes. The collector market is funny though, can be hard to find a buyer for a lot of things and condition and rarity can make a huge difference in actual selling price.
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What collectors are willing to pay, condition is everything.

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As I have stated previously, the hardest thing about selling collectible ammo is finding a collector who wants what you have. Just as guns, condition of the boxes is everything to a cartridge collector. The condition of your boxes is not good enough to interest many. I would also suggest going to the IAA website to get value guidance, but be prepared for disappointment when you find out. There are some rare .22 boxes which may be very valuable (like the 1860s S&W .22 boxes), but US cartridge boxes are fairly common.

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