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What kind of protective paper would have come in a 1940 vintage 38-44 Outdoorsman box? Thanks, Big Larry
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I frankly do not know, but if there was a shipping paper wrapping used by S&W back then it would not have been the VPI paper used today, as it did not exist.
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Brown tissue paper.
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Early wrappings that I have seen are just like the brown corrosion prevention papers paper except they were plain, with no printing. I think the printed brown paper did not show up until sometime after WWII. ebay has what they call "Grease Proof Onion Paper" used for Colt & S&W wrappings. Maybe someone has the history and timelines of box wrapping papers/
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My 1940 Outdoorsman with original box and paper.
It's a thicker, oil absorbing beige paper.


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