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kansashunterkansashunter Senior MemberPosts: 1,815 Senior Member
I was cleaning out a closet and found this box of shells and wondered if anyone could give me an idea of an age. I don't believe it had ever been opened and they look really good. I am sure my Dad bought them and he was not a hunter so they have been there ever since. 

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    edited January 13 #2
    Paper or plastic? :)
    This ad is 1960

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    I'm thinking 60s as well. Back when Peters Power Pistons were putting more pellets in your pattern... :)
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,744 Senior Member
    edited January 13 #4
    The price $2.75 is pretty high for the 60s, but is why I was buying shells five at a time during that era. I could never afford a whole box of shells. I feel pretty sure they're paper.  can't remember when plastic came in...70s? 
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,112 Senior Member
    This might help...



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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Cool video!

    Im trying to remember why they still list dram equivalent. I either read it once or someone here said why.

    Maybe because old guns were proofed according to that data or competition shooters used it to judge smokeless shells comparatively to black powder well switching over to the new ammo????
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,860 Senior Member
    I'd say 60's......but I'd definitely would shoot them.  
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    If they were paper hulls, I'd definitely shoot them...nothing smells like that...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,815 Senior Member
    The box I have has the same flaps as the one in the video so if that guy is right between 54 and 60. I wouldn't be afraid to shoot them but I haven't decided if I am or keep them.  
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