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Old 11-24-2011, 12:46 PM
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I "won" a beautiful M10-5 (c.1967) on GB a few weeks back - it came with box and goodies, but the box label seems to be upside down although I'm thinking this was done purposely (displaying the gun for sale?). The label is on the top half and reads correctly when the top half is top down - see pic. I think that I remember seeing labels pictures here that are both ways.

Is that normal or was there no rhyme/reason for label placement?

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It's supposed to be "upside down" so you don't have the box open and drop its contents on the floor when you pull it off the shelf in the stockroom.
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Imagine you had this (with other boxes) on a shelf. Now you
take one out of the stack. What can easely happen, if the label
would stick there the other way?......... Yeah, your right. The gun
can fall down, together with the under part of the box.

It's a logistical-thing.

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Normal.
When pulled from a stack in the factory vault by grasping the sides of the box, the bottom tray and the gun were sometimes dropped, damaging the gun.
With the label inverted and grasping the sides, if you drop it, it hits the floor in a complete box.
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Thanks - I knew there had to be a good reason - it's fortunate (for collectors) that SW didn't believe in scotch-taping the top to the bottom.

I also think my idea of using the box to display the gun for sale (retail) makes sense too - it allows the label to be read and the gun to be seen at the same time (as in my pic)
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