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Old 12-31-2019, 03:07 PM
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Range box

My son gave me this a couple of years ago and I just now took it out and cleaned it up a bit. As you can see its been well used but quite common in years gone by. By the looks its made the rounds. I assume that the name on the top is the last owner, HUBBARD. The scope and hole repair tabs came with it. The NM in front is a 62, the NM in the box is a 65. The revolver is S&W 14







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Old 12-31-2019, 05:00 PM
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Neat, but the pics are so small that I can't see any details, and it's all about the details around here....

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Old 12-31-2019, 05:08 PM
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don't know what happened to the pictures - trying to figure it out now.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:28 PM
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Pachmayr and Hogue sold lots of those style cases to bullseye shooters. I still have mine.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:49 PM
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hope these photos look better




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Old 01-01-2020, 07:30 AM
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Very nostalgic. I love seeing stuff like this. Brings back a lot of memories.Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:38 AM
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Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:42 AM
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When I was in my mid teens (I'll be 70 in a few days) I can remember going to a gun club indoor range just outside of Madison, Wisc. with a older neighbor and back then those boxes were the thing and it seemed like every shooter worth his salt had one.....I haven't seen one on a range since back in the 60's.
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:15 AM
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I've owned this for about 15-18 years. Manufactured by Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, USA. Automatic Electric manufactured telephones and wooden, protective telephone boxes beginning in about 1932. I can't verify the provenance, but was told it belonged to a US Navy Match Team marksman from the early 1960s.
The ensemble is in superb condition. Box is solid walnut, brass plated fittings, operational, serial numbered lock with key, leather, shoulder carrying strap, faux leather, felt pistol shelf and some gadgetry of which I do not know the purpose. The pistols are a 1964 USGI Drake Slide NM and a 1964 Colt National Match. The ammunition is Federal Ammunition Corporation, 230 grain match 45ACP ammo from 1962, 1963 and 1964.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:00 PM
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The "gadetry" is a Gil Hebard adjustable spotting scope bracket. The Stanley item at the bottom of the lid appears to be a magnet strip to hold magazines. The four holes drilled in the lid indicate something was either removed or moved. It appears the locking mechanism was moved based on the impression left on the sliding pistol tray. That is assuming the hole pattern matches?

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Old 01-01-2020, 12:15 PM
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hope these photos look better




The Topper Club appears to have been an Army NCO club that was still active in the 1990's from a web search.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:10 PM
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The "gadetry" is a Gil Hebard adjustable spotting scope bracket. The Stanley item at the bottom of the lid appears to be a magnet strip to hold magazines. The four holes drilled in the lid indicate something was either removed or moved. It appears the locking mechanism was moved based on the impression left on the sliding pistol tray. That is assuming the hole pattern matches?
Appreciate the information. You certainly know a heck of a lot more than me about the range box. I think you are right about the locking mechanism having been moved at some point. The sliding pistol tray appears to have had some sort of plaque affixed to the center of the tray..
All that being said, it's a pretty thing.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:58 PM
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Depending on user's sweat, cleaning habits, local environment and material contacting the pistols rust can easily form on the pistols. I have a few Bullseye pistols from an older pistol shooter who had packed up his box twenty years ago and the blueing really took a hit. The rust didn't get deep enough to pit fortunately but my S&W M52 and M41 are definitely not collector versions.

Just something to keep an eye on. Since I use a Pachmayr box for a set of revolvers I covered the felt fingers with silicone clothes to minimize the rusting chances.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:19 PM
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I don't store things in the range box. I simply put the pistols and ammo in there as "period props".
I typically store my pistols in humidity controlled safes, well lubricated and protected in Bore Stores, preservative impregnated pistol rugs.
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Old 01-01-2020, 05:16 PM
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I've owned this for about 15-18 years. Manufactured by Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, USA. Automatic Electric manufactured telephones and wooden, protective telephone boxes beginning in about 1932. I can't verify the provenance, but was told it belonged to a US Navy Match Team marksman from the early 1960s.
The ensemble is in superb condition. Box is solid walnut, brass plated fittings, operational, serial numbered lock with key, leather, shoulder carrying strap, faux leather, felt pistol shelf and some gadgetry of which I do not know the purpose. The pistols are a 1964 USGI Drake Slide NM and a 1964 Colt National Match. The ammunition is Federal Ammunition Corporation, 230 grain match 45ACP ammo from 1962, 1963 and 1964.
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Great example, think mine may have not been treated quite as well
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:24 PM
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Really nice, thanks for sharing!
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