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DuPont powder ?- #5

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by msmith, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. msmith

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    Hello, I bought a bunch of components and there was 2, 8 oz cans of un opened DuPont pistol powder- number 5. These still have the seal on them. Do these have any value? Thanks, Mike
     
  2. msmith

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    Anybody have ant info? Thanks, Mike
     
  3. 10gaugeman

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    If it's labeled #5 it must be Accurate Arms powder. Thats the only #5 powder that I can remember. Is it a factory label or did someone pour it into a Dupont container and hand label it?

    Mark
     
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    Man those are oldies! Never used any, but Elmer Keith liked the stuff. Tells you how old it is. I would bet there is some collector value.
     
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    Hello, it is a factory label, still has a seal around the spout. Green print on a metal 8 oz can. The one can has a partial clear plastic on it. It pick these up a a big estate sale of wads and hulls and these were in it. Mike
     
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    My oldest reloading manual is a SPEER 1966 edition. It has no mention of Dupont #5 so it is older than that.

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  7. Quack Shot

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    If I'm not mistaken, it dates back to the 1930's or 1940's. There was some #80 powder at one time back then too. It's old, but would probably still work if you had data for it. I remember looking at some old data for it back in the 60's that was dated back when the .357 magnum was being developed. It predates the ancient 2400, if I have my time frame correct.
     
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