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Very Old Shot Shells with Pictures

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by docbombay, Aug 2, 2011.

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  1. docbombay

    docbombay Well known trouble maker

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    I was going through an old trunk that was my Dads the other day (he passed away in 1997) and came across a bunch of old shot shell boxes (about 50 or so all folded nice and flat) and one box still had these old shells in them.

    I know there are collectors for the old boxes, but do folks also collect old shells?

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  2. 7771

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    would you be willing to see the box? and how much? its cool im interested
    Thanks!
     
  3. Sportshot

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    very cool photo's. thanks for posting. makes me wonder if there are the kinds of shells they were using in Joe Potskys 1929 trapshooting video recently
     
  4. 1oldtimer

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    These are hunting loads from the 50's & 60's. I shot many as a youngster. Clyde
     
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    looked like good duck and pheasant loads.


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  6. mallardbend

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    There are shotshell collectors out there but they are few and far between these days. The shells you have are not very rare and are from a variety of manufacturers and time periods. The rolled crimped shells are the earliest followed by the sticker top wad and then the regular style crimp. They would sell for $1 or less per shell with the peters and the eley bringing around $1/each. If you can get 25 of one kind, then a person might be more inclined to buy them to fill out their box.
     
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