Questions about old Winchester pistol primers


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jim4488
May 21, 2010, 08:17 AM
A buddy gave me some old Winchester non-mercuric staynless (yep, that's how it's spelled) center fire primers.

I'm wondering 1) how old they might be, 2) if they would still be good and 3) if people out there might collect such things.

I have no idea how old they might be, but when you open a box, the primers are on their sides in a little wooden box.

I have several boxes of No. 108s and several of No. 111s.

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243winxb
May 21, 2010, 08:51 AM
if they would still be good Only way to know is shoot them. I feel primers will outlast powder. These are still good, shot 40 in the last 2 days. http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n420/joe1944usa/IMG_4621e.jpg

Walkalong
May 21, 2010, 09:08 AM
Yep. probably still good. Cool old boxes a collector may be interested in having. Never know.

bds
May 21, 2010, 10:57 AM
Are those "wooden" dividers? - Heck, some collectors may want them just for the box! :D

You can try putting them up in the Buy/Sell/Trade area and test the waters - http://www.thehighroad.org/forumdisplay.php?f=50

jim4488
May 21, 2010, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the help!!!

ants
May 21, 2010, 11:09 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Jim.

I have old primers like that. They work great. But those funky 'Olde Tyme' collector kinda guys will trade a couple hundred new primers for each box of old collectables. And you'll make them very, very happy.

BowElkStalker
May 21, 2010, 01:09 PM
Like ants said you could trade up for some new primers, 2for1 or something like that.

I have reloaded some 45+ year old powder and primers that my dad had and have not had a single FTF round yet.

243winxb
May 21, 2010, 03:21 PM
Gun Broker has 1000 Win. 108 primes up for bid, with photos. Shipping with $25 Hazmat Fee, co$tly. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=169819637

Jesse Heywood
May 21, 2010, 05:45 PM
Shipping is a killer. If you want to trade or sell them try a local gun show. If you want to load them go ahead and give a few a test.

bds
May 22, 2010, 01:18 PM
If you post in the Buy/Sell/Trade section of THR, you may be able to do a Face-to-face (FTF) near your location saving the HazMat/Shipping. :D

Maybe there are things you may want to trade for?

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