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Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! I think old ammunition and their boxes are super interesting. Here we have a box of STA-KLEAN .22 Short from the 1930s. The .22 Short cartridge is arguably the second most well-known of the .22 rimfire trinity. Cody Firearms Museum really did the bulk of fact-finding and their analysis can be found below:

“.22 Short dates back to the 1850s when Smith & Wesson introduced it as .22 Rimfire for the No. 1 Revolver. This copper cased and jacketed .22 Short was branded as “Sta-Klean” and sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Federal Cartridge Corporation, now Federal, made the ammunition for Sears, who started using this style of box in the 1930s.”
Sta-Klean [Photograph found in Photos, Cody Firearms Museum’s Facebook]. (2018, October 20). Retrieved May 2, 2021, from

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