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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Old Shotgun Shells

Anybody have any info on these shells. I'm guessing they are pretty old but have no idea and there wasn't any info on the boxes as to when they may have been manufactured.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 11:37 PM
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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

If your interested in selling them let me know
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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

I don't own them, they belong to a friend. He got them from his father in law. When he showed them to me I told him I would find out what I can about them. If he is considering selling them I will let you know. I'd imagine he'd want to know a little more about them before he'd sell.

Maybe we should take em to Pawn Stars........Hmmmm
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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

Some vendors have old paper hulled shells at gun shows. I dont know the price range or the values

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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

Guess I should add that we weren't thinking or expecting that these things were worth a fortune. We were more or less curious as to how old they were for the "neat" factor. You can tell the box's are old, they just look cool.
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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

Thanks Timber that's a good link. I hadn't googled them or anything yet since I know I can gain all the info I need right here at HPA.
I was thinking they were probably from the 50's but wasn't sure. I will do a little more research on them. If anyone else knows something please share, appreciate the reply's.
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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

I have a full box similar to the one on the right. The bottom of the box is a little different. It does not read "New Peters Crimp". The artwork and everything else the same. It has a hand written date on the bottom of the box... October 26, 1944.
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You have to be careful, just because they look old doesn't mean they are, ammo makers came out with retro boxes every once in a while copying the old paper shell boxes.




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Re: Old Shotgun Shells

I once shot up an entire box of old Peters 20ga paper-hulled shells at our club, on the trap range. One of the regular shooters that collects old shells, spotted the empties in the grass and almost had him a heart attack.

Did make him a tad easier, when I gave him the pristine box they'd been in for about 45 years.



One of the other guys told him it was his fault that I'd "wasted" them old Peters shells.

He's the one that wanted me to bring a shotgun back and shoot with them, when I'd been working on the rifle ranges and had to run home to get something.


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