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16ga. Paper shells collector value

Hope I can post this here?Have a friend whoms elderly father has a few boxes of 16ga. shells.One or two are the paper/carboard type for lack of better term(someone can correct me) that look very new still.Would they be safe to shoot?Is there a collector value in these.I don't own a 16ga and she wants me help find someone to take them for a small fair price.Not sure what 16ga shells sell for new.Can't get to gun shop to compare.thanks
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The paper hulls are old enough to be cool, but have little collector value. Lots of them out there. More than likely not worth more than a dollar or two. The old boxes are a different story... if you have the boxes (pre 1970), they have some value. The older the better. Get down into the 1930s and lower you can be talking $50+ just for the box.

I'd keep the cardboard hulled shells, just because they are cool. A few cardboard shells are still made today. I'd say $7-8 a box is a fair price on plastic hulled shells.

Any of the shells should be safe to shoot.
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I bought an old double that takes 2 9/16" 16ga shells.Bought 6 boxes at a local gun show for $6 a box.

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thanks for the information simoncool.
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