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Question for all you old farts.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jbmi, May 7, 2010.

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  1. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    I found this full box of Remingtons at a garage sale, they were in an old cardboard Remington case box that had a shipping date of 1952. Could these actually be 58 years old?

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  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Yup!
     
  3. Bucko43

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    Of course they could be.

    I've had several boxes like that from garage sales as well.

    Shooting trap started before the turn of the century...that's the 20th century BTW.
     
  4. whiz-bang

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    Yes. Keep in mind with older ammo if the box has no child warning it would be before 1962.
     
  5. jimrich60

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    Yes, they are that old. But I would not shoot them. They might well have a some interest to cartridge collectors, (especially in a full, original box) and might well be worth more than you probably paid for them at the garage sale.

    Jim R
     
  6. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    Well I got $5 invested, if they were made in 52, I was the ripe old age of 7.
     
  7. mollyone

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    And you are calling us old farts


    jpark I was seven also
     
  8. setool

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    I have several loose shells like that, plus others...

    they were ny grandpa's he was an old fart, born in 1897, for real !!!
     
  9. wayneo

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    Shur-are. Wayne
     
  10. kraiza

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    I shot them when I was a kid. I would keep then for a collectors auction.
     
  11. Quack Shot

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    1952 sounds about right, give or take a few years.
     
  12. PerazziBigBore

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    No.. under that yellow paper shell marker is the fold crimp.. These shells are not roll crimped.. They are correct..
     
  13. BILL GRILL

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    jbmi, If you were 7 in 1952 you are an old fart! Bill
     
  14. wm rike

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    Yes, they are from the early fifties. As to value, a complete box of 25 in good condition is worth perhaps $25, maybe $30 right now. I know, I'd think you could get more out of them too, but there you are. Winchesters of the same era would be about double that.
     
  15. chipped99

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    This 'old fart" will be more than happy to offer you double what you paid for these little gems and pay for shipping to Texas.That was the year I was hatched and I seem to have a fetish for things that were made in 52.Just wanted to throw my hat in the ring if you want to sell. Thanks ....TONY
     
  16. Old 68

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    Jim, bring them to the club Tuesday night. I'll try them out to see if they are any good. PS you old fart
     
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