.22 Ammo and Box Collecting

There are a lot of companies that manufacture .22 rim-fire ammunition and a few companies that aren't around any more. What is fascinating to me is the variety of designs and marketing ideas company have put into selling their ammo over the years. Here is a list of some of the major manufactures CCI (U.S.A.)
, Eley (U.K.) ,Federal (U.S.A.), Fiocchi (Italy), Lapua (Finland), PMC (U.S.A.), Remington (U.S.A.), RWS (Germany), Winchester/Olin (U.S.A.) of course you will find there are a lot more out there. Most manufactures also market a variety of different styles usually with a catchy name like Federal Lightning, Wildcats,super x, Kleanbore, or CCI Mini Mags just to name a few. There are also different sub calibers in .22 rim-fire like .22 short, .22 long, .22 long rifle, and .22 magnum. And different special application loads and bullets like sub sonic, high velocity,hyper velocity, CBs, quiet, plinking, varmit, and shotshell. I seriously doubt anyone has collected every variation and brand manufactured over the years and in different country s but it's fun to see how many you can find especially the antique and vintage ones.

A List of United States Manufacturers of .22 ammo boxes

  • Smith & Wesson 1857-1860
  • Allen & Wheelock 1858-1864
  • H.C. Lombard & Co. 1860-1862
  • Leet, Goff & Co. 1860-1862
  • James Warner, A.S. Warner 1862-1863
  • Crittenden & Tibbals Manufacturing Co. 1862-1866
  • C.D.Leet 1862-1866
  • E. Allen, E. Allen & Co. 1864-1871
  • New York Metallic Ammunition Co. 1865-1867
  • Smith, Hall & Framer 1865-1869
  • Smith, Hall Buckland 1866-1869
  • Union Metallic Cartridge & Cap Co. 1866-1867
  • Union Metallic Cartridge Co. (UMC) 1867-1911
  • American Metallic Ammunition Co. 1867-1870
  • Winchester Repeating Arms Co. 1867 to date
  • Hall & Hubbard 1869-1874
  • United States Cartridge Co, 1869-1926
  • W. H. Mason & Co. 1870-1874
  • Forehand & Wadsworth 1871-1874
  • Phoenix Metallic Cartridge Co. 1874-1891
  • Creedmore Cartridge Co. 1890-1892
  • American Metallic Cartridge Co. 1891-1898
  • Peters Cartridge Co 1895-1962
  • Union Cap & Chemical & Co.1905-1908
  • Robin Hood Ammunition Co. 1906-1915
  • National Cartridge Co. 1908-1909
  • Western Cartridge Co. 1908-1981
  • Remington-UMC 1911-1920
  • Federal Primer Corp. 1916-1918
  • Remington Arms Co. 1920 to date
  • Federal Cartridge Corp. 1922 to date
  • Cascade Cartridge Co. 1963 to date


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