Covering the 100 years that Winchester and its predecessor companies, Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., and New Haven Arms Co., produced cartridges in New Haven, this is the first detailed study ever done on cartridge boxes from the era of the modem gun. Coverage includes all the calibers cataloged for every rifle model from 1856 to 1956. Drawing on never before seen company records and correspondence, as well as interviews with oldtime employees, the authors have unearthed a wealth of new and significant information on this under-researched, fast growing aspect of gun-related collectibles. With over 1,400 pictures, all in full color, this book also includes a Pricing Guide and a Rarity Guide. It is unlikely that the incredible number of varieties of Winchester cartridge boxes pictured will ever again be assembled for presentation to the collecting public. Whether you want to date your collectible box or determine which box would be appropriate as a contemporary display piece with your Winchester rifle, this is the book to own.
Ray T. Giles is a veteran of the national gun show circuit and is well known as a collector/dealer in antique cartridge boxes in the U.S. He lives in Texas. Daniel L. Shuey's interest began when he was 1 year old and led to several publications about Winchester. He resides in Illinois.