One of them has a price tag from Target, so it can't be that old I guess. But don't these look antique? One's full, one's nearly full. My neighbor gave them to me when I told him I just ordered my 16 ga.
Eddie, you are going to love that 16. Man, I am excited for you! Those Model 12's, well they're just something else!
I don't think Target has ever sold ammo and I know none of the stores in Michigan have. I'm thinking that stuff is from a different "Target" than the department store. Be careful with that old stuff, it can have a pretty good poke to it!
The Target stores here use to sell ammo and guns when they had the full service sporting goods section. I would guess that was from the 70s or 80s. They should shoot fine if there is no evidence of moisture, corrosion or case bulge.
I have bought Winchester ammo in those boxes back in the 70's. Good stuff.
A suggestion and it looks really neat------save one round out of each box. Take it and build your own ammo display board. With examples of 38 spl, 12 ga, 45, just whatever you shoot. A cartridge board looks neat. I've seen folks use them little(what my wife calls) "what-not" shelves. The little wall hanger shelves to put miniture junk---i mean figurines---on. Something like that by your gun cabinet would be ******* heaven.
By the way, is the federal "purple" hull? paper hull?