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A friend of mine has an un-opened case of Peters .22 short cartridges. Info on the case is "No. 2214 - rustless - lubricated" and "N24R". The owner thinks it might be more valuable as an un-opened case. It may be that the individual boxes are worth more than the whole case.

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Anybody got any idea what the boxes inside might look like? Or how I might determine the age? I've gotten 2 opinions on the age, but still am not sure how old they are. Should I open it up or leave it as is? Thanks!
 

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Old Case of Peters 22 short - What's inside

Since it has the Bridgeport address, it's after 1935, as they were in Ohio before that sale, and move to Bridgeport. The ammo is probably from just before or after WWII, and most likely the old dark blue boxes, with yellow trim.
The complete case is nice, but the best value is going to be in the individual boxes sold. The case can also be sold too, but don't open the top of the wooden case! Open the bottom, and remove the individual boxes, then nail the bottom back on. This way, there's no chance of splintering the top, and the case will have more colectbility.
Don't expect to get super wealthy on individual boxes, but they can sell for about $5-$10 each. The cases sell for anywhere from $10-$20 each from this era; maybe more for one so complete, as they generally are missing the top.
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Old Case of Peters 22 short - What's inside

Thanks for the info Marlinman. I spoke to a lady at Remington and, based on the "N24R" marking on the case, she said it was "probably" made in Nov of 1935. Based on the address info you gave me, that can't be right. Someone else gave me an estimate of 1960 or so. The consensus is that the case needs to be opened. I'm going to suggest that to the owner. And thanks especially for the info about opening the bottom of the case. I wouldn't have thought of that until just after I removed the top.
 
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