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What is this? 1962 Grand Shell Box??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by MGeslock, May 19, 2009.

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  1. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    I found this in a shop. It looks like a 4 box carrier.

    I took the photos with my cell phone through the glass.

    Any idea what is is worth? It looks like it is in great condition.



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  2. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    Did they provide these in the shell house? Were they given out as promo items?
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    These were regular paper trap loads. They were the first trap loads to include a plastic wrapped shot charge, which later to lead to an all plastic Winchester AA wad about 1965. That improved AA wad changed shotgunning and reloading forever.

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  4. oleolliedawg

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    I think I can still smell 'em!!
     
  5. MGeslock

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    This look likes a 4 box carrier. It will hold 4 boxes. If you look at the second photo (I know it is bad), you can see between the "W" and the "X" there is a split. It's like a 6 pack bottle carrier.

    OK... I give... why the Corona bottle in the cage...?
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

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    I won that as a side bet between a buddy and I at the grand in Vandalia years back. We wagered a beer on the total 100, I beat him 1 target and didn't get that beer till I visited him in Ca. a couple years later. He presented it to me at the local club and everyone got a big kick out of it. One of my favorite trophy's!

    I see what your talking about after looking again. I'd say it was a promotional thing to sell a hundred in a handy carrying pack. Was it for sale or just display? Thanks for posting the picture!

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  7. nitro 100

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    MGeslock,
    If you have no interest in buying it, I would like the name and nund location of the shop that has it. I have a 1961 Winchester carrier from the Grand American. I collect these old boxes. Thanks.

    Jerry Nickell
     
  8. MGeslock

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    It is for sale here in Fredericksburg, Va in one of the local shops. It was a shop that dealers rent out space and one person oversees the shop.

    I think it was $30.00. I will be glad to get a card from the dealer so you can contact him.
     
  9. MGeslock

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    I went by yesterday and picked up his card. Burt & Bea Brooks 540-373-4612.

    He has several shell boxes, hunting and fishing collectibles.
     
  10. BDodd

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    Wow, "10% better patterns" - that must have been hard to determine, prove, and justify, eh?.......Bob Dodd
     
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