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 Post subject: What would be a fair price to ask for these shells?
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 6:38 pm 
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Hi:

I found a box of the following shells at my Buddies place today. They are unopened and in perfect condition Peters 3 3/4 dram 1 1/4 oz. 6 shot magnum shells. The box has close up of a Duck in flight. He is selling all of his sporting items and would like to know what to ask for these shells.

Any suggestions?

Tia,

Leomat




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 Post subject: Re: What would be a fair price to ask for these shells?
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:50 pm 
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12-gauge, 3 3/4 dram equiv., 1 1/4 ounce of shot, wouldn't be a "Magnum" load. It might say "Maximum" on the box. That load was made from the late 1920s into the 21st Century. When first introduced in the mid to late 1920s, such a load would have been in a two-piece box like this --

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Circa 1931, still in a two-piece box Peters added their non corrosive primers which they called "Rustless" --

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In 1934, Peters was acquired by DuPont, but they continued with two-piece boxes well after others had gone to one piece boxes --

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By 1939, Peters started using one-piece shotgun shell boxes --

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When things began to settle out after WW-II they added the New Peters Crimp to the High Velocity loads in 1947 --

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and on and on. We need to see some good pictures of the box and shells to even begin to guess at value.


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 Post subject: Re: What would be a fair price to ask for these shells?
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:13 am 
Diamond Grade

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Hi Researcher:

The last picture is the box that my friend has. His box is in much better shape with no wear or damage. I doubt that it has ever been opened.

I may have misread the word maximum for magnum as the light was not the best.

You are indeed the RESEARCHER as I also have seen your posts on other sites! Well done!

I hope that this helps you in aiding in a price for us.

Thanks for all of the help,

Leomat


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 Post subject: Re: What would be a fair price to ask for these shells?
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 9:51 am 
Crown Grade

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There are two such boxes in the current Wards Auction --

https://wardscollectibles.com/viewitem.php?item=1047

https://wardscollectibles.com/viewitem.php?item=1048

Watch and see what they go for.


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 Post subject: Re: What would be a fair price to ask for these shells?
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:01 pm 
Diamond Grade

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Hello Researcher:

Thanks for the tip. I will attempt to join that site.

Leomat




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