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Age Of Old Peters Trap Loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JohnR, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. JohnR

    JohnR Active Member

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    Picked up 9 full box's of Peters Victor paper trap loads, the box's and shells are in pretty decent shape. They are 3dram, 11/8, 8 shot. Was wondering if anyone had an idea when these dated from?

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  2. John55

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    I'm guessing mid 1950s.
     
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    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Well they are newer than 1944 because of the Remington ownership. But the roll crimp and card makes me think they are early 50's vintage. Excellent condition, wish I has some that nice!
     
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    Late 40's -early 50's.
     
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    Very neat box of shells. I wish they were in my collection. You also did a great job taking the photo's in my opinion.
     
  6. Ohio Bob

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    Would you be interested in selling or donating a box to the Ohio Trapshooting Museum?
     
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    When very young, I hunted with similar ammo. Early to middle 50's.
     
  8. JohnR

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    Thanks everyone for your input, I was thinking late 40's to early 50's. Grntitan, thanks for noticing the pictures, I'm trying to get my pictures to come out better.

    I was really surprised at the amount of interest in these shells, had several pm's on them. At this time I'm going hold on to them,I did respond to the pm's. Ohio Bob I'm sending you a pm.

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    No zip code on the address = pre 1963.
     
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    According to the article above, "The Peters's factory at Kings Mills was closed by Remington in 1944."

    According to this article, http://www.remington.com/Pages/Our-Company/Company-History.aspx, "1934 - On May 15, 1934 Remington purchased the Peters Cartridge Company. The Peters Cartridge Company operated an ammunition facility located in Kings Mill, Ohio."

    So, those should have been made sometime between 1934 and 1944.
     
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    What's most interesting to me... if any of you read "into" the notice... the warning about the "friction ring" on autoloaders - an inference to the Remington Model 11 and/or Browning's Auto-5...

    Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but it appears to reflect an age of recoil operation, "pre-gas"...

    That dates them a bit!

    regards all,

    Jay
     
  12. JohnR

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    Jay, I had noticed that, apparently at the time these were produced there was 1 auto-loader design out there.

    V10, thanks for the link, lots of good information there.

    JohnR
     
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    nice photos of some real nistalgia, Hang onto them
     
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    One-piece boxes came into vogue in the late 30's. Remington introduced the pie-crimp immediately post WWII, about 1947 making the rollcrimp almost (but not quite) disappear overnight. I've never seen roll crimped ammo in that box; are you sure it's original to the box? Most of my collecting centers on the sub-gauges and i have very little experience with the 12's. I'd agree that they are from 1934-44.
     
  15. JohnR

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    Mike, I'm pretty sure that the shells are original to the box's. I have opened 4 and they all have the same shell in them. I am having to open them very carefully as the edges of the interlocking flaps are still very crisp and sharp, none have been torn so looks like the box's may never have been opened or opened very little. One thing my pictures do not show is the front and back of the box's are upside down from each other.

    The shells themselves are in pretty good shape with some having some light to moderate corrosion where the paper meets the base.

    JohnR
     
  16. Catpower

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    Those are some nice looking rounds, shot like them when Iwas a kid, wish i would have kept some

    Wish I would have kept alot of stuff for the prehistoric times
     
  17. pj 999

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    They don't make them in Kings Mill anymore, thats for sure.
     
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