I have a few thousand Herter's rifle primers from the late 60's. They still work great. I've shot a few hundred in the last few years. Never heard of the Herter's shotgun primers. The original company went bankrupt and closed in the early 80's.
Herter's was a huge mail order business out of Waseca, Minnesota.
Everything they made was "perfect". They invented absolutely everything in outdoor sports, according to the advertising.
Of course, they supplied goods made for their brand by other manufacturers.
As a youth, I ordered parts for making fishing lures, cheap knives and my first walnut semi-inlet stock.
Their catalogue was about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, as I recall.
I don't know who made shotshell primers for them.
Yes, Herter's was THE source for sporting things back in the day. I bought a stock blank about 1964 from them for my Fox Sterlingworth. It was my first attempt at stock making and it turned out well. It is a nice piece of American walnut and still on the gun. I think I paid about $6-7 for it.
having the Herter's catalog in the 60s and 70s was like having the Sear's and Roebuck's catalog back in the 50s and 60s. Everything they made was advertised as
the best and they did build a lot of good products.
I remember buying a camo shirt from them. After a few years their label became undone and the real manufacturer of the shirt's label was revealed under the Herter's label. Can't remember the brand but remember it was a well known brand.
I loved Herders as a kid. I still have several of their paperback books. I recall having a couple of 45rpm records as well. One was on elk bulging the other on calling moose. Such good memories! F I remember correctly didn't their collection of mounts all get bought by Cabelas?
Just stumbled onto this thread as I just posted pics on another Herter's thread. These are pretty old and thought some would like to see them. They appear to be in excellent condition. Anyone have knowledge or loading date for these?