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Old Alcan Papers?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wayneo, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Found these at an estate sale. How old are they? The boxes are kind of nice, no bar codes, or www. crap. Thanks, wayne
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  2. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Late 60's
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I used them in the late 50's hunting rabbits in Markle Indiana
     
  4. colonel klink

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    Alcan company was home based in Alton, Illinois I believe. If memory serves I believe it was started by a now deceased, ATA hall of famer Homer Clark Jr.
    Both SR. & JR. are Hall of Famers I think. I had the opportunity to briefly speak to Jr. & Bob Allen at the Grand back in 1993. Some things you never forget! I remember shooting Alcan products & reloading their stuff back in the 60's & very early 70's. Still have some of their stuff sitting around. Colonel
     
  5. Dahaub

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    Brings back memories from when my Dad reloaded and used Alcan powder and supplies. Early 60's for us back then. Dan
     
  6. Hitapair

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    Still have some of the small 8oz cans of AL 7 & AL 8 from th 60's in the loading room. Can't believe I bought powder in such small quantity but I was a teenager and didn't have much money.
     
  7. j l c

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    I had the privilege pulling and scoreing for both Sr. and Jr. in early Sixties. Homer Clark Sr. shot a Model 12 and made it look very easy.Smooth as silk. I was fasinated with the Alcan shells becuse they were not popular in our area. Winchester was the shell of time along with Rem. Crank
     
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    I still have two boxes of unused Alcan Primers. I think i'll just leave 'em on the shelf where they have always been. They may have been sitting around just a little too long. LOL I honestly didn't know the story of these primers nor the age. I just inhereted them from my dad and thought the box looked cool.----Matt
     
  9. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    I have a few boxes of those same Alcan shells around. My dad bought them waaayyy back. Every now and then, over the years since, I've taken a few out hunting, loaded in Dad's old Rem. mod. 11 w/ Cutts...Never had a failure, and I enjoy that all-to-brief brief "connection" to some good days gone past.
     
  10. kolar12

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    I remember the Alcan factory trap reloads. They were in a very high brass green paper casing.
     
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