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Anyone know about this powder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by msmith, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. msmith

    msmith Member

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    Hello,
    Does anyone know about this powder. I ran into 2 of these. Never opened and still has a paper seal. Does it have any clollector value? thanks, Mike
     
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    It's very old. Older than I am! I'd estimate that it predates WWII and is probably from postwar WWI times. I would think it's from sometime in the 30's, but I would have a hard time verifying that, since it was before my time. I've seen similar containers and numbered powders. I had some old #1 and some Sharpshooter, which was from sometime around 1908, or before. For a collector value, If the cans are in good shape and unopened, it's probably worth a little more than it's value as fertilizer. I seem to remember some old loading data for some of these powders. It was published in the times of my Grandfather, who passed in the 50's. I also seem to remember some mention of a few of these older powders in a few OLD magazines from the days of Keith and Sharpe, around or before the time of the 357 Magnum debut.

    If you find someone interested in nostalgia and DuPont memorabilia, it could be worth a little more to them.
     
  3. Bruce Em

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    search eBay for closed auctions

    those people pay well

    regards
     
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    Dupont introduced Pistol #5 in 1920 and discontinued it in 1940.
     
  5. msmith

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    Thanks, keep the info coming. Any offers? I have 2 of these. Thanks, Mike
     
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    Probably best to donate it to some sort of museum taking
    a tax right off of some sort. .02
     
  7. msmith

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    Any one else no about this powder? Value, anything. Thanks, Mike
     
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    A nice collection piece. I suspect it might not have great monetary value but it is part of our history and deserves preservation.

    Pat Ireland
     
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