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SHOTSHELL IDENTIFICATION HELP WANTED

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Msuhunter, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. Msuhunter

    Msuhunter Member

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    Just my guess but I would say 1950-70, assuming they are paper with rolled crimp. Eley has been around for years.
     
  2. PODO

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    I remember using using these shells back in the mid "50"s - TOM
     
  3. Quack Shot

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    Eley had used star crimps in the 60's in all the shells I had back then, so I would put them prior to the 1960's. Possibly 1950's era or before. I remember having some similar to these and they were already old by around 1970.
     
  4. blooper

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    direct your question to the email address above
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    These are prior to the star crimp Eley's I bought in the early 60's.

    HM
     
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    If that is a clear laquer finish on the outside it would be early 50s.
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remember these?

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    Hap
     
  8. Quack Shot

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    Those were the NEW improved Mark V's of the day. They smelled better than the Federal Papers. I remember reloading a bunch of them and had shot MANY boxes of them back in the 60's. Hit my first 25 with them. I had primers like that too, but they were old back then and were handed down to me.
     
  9. Trapgeezer

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    Weren't the Mark V's the first shell with a plastic shot collar. I seem to remember them floating to earth after a shot. I think the Elys were circa 50 or 60. I shot folded crimp Elys in GB in the early 70's. Ounce and a sixteenth as I remember.
     
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    We used to reload them with the WAA12R style wads if I remember correctly and I do believe the original was plastic too. Red Dot Powder and a Winchester primer to boot.
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Quack Shot, I also shot my first 25 straight with those shells! The Mark 5s with the plastic shot column wrap came out about 55 or 56, can't remember. One piece AA wads showed up around 60-61 or around that. Hap
     
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