Age of Powder


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dtalley
January 28, 2008, 05:54 PM
I received this can of powder from a friend who got it in a box at an auction. The top and bottom are tin and the rest is cardboard and paper. The lid is just pressed into a hole in the top. I haven't opened it to smell of it yet but the can is in great shape.

Does anyone have an idea what year it is from??

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rcmodel
January 28, 2008, 05:59 PM
Well, for sure older then 1967 when zip-codes became mandatory on addresses!

I remember those cans, but I can't put a positive date on it.
Probably late 50's / early 60's.

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dtalley
January 28, 2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks, I am thinking about shooting some, that is if it looks good and smells okay.

rcmodel
January 28, 2008, 06:25 PM
Check for rust inside the top & bottom of the can.

If the powder is breaking down, there will most likely be rust inside.

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Urbana John
January 28, 2008, 06:46 PM
Funny!!!! I've got a pound of Hodgdon's rifle powder H450 in a red with white lettering that looks the same.
Price was $2.50 !!!
Don't think it's ever been opened-----cardboard is still pretty stiff and no rust on the outside.
I "might" try it out,if I can find any loading data for 223 or 308

UJ

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