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Antique Powder Container

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JTB, May 4, 2013.

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  1. JTB

    JTB Member

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    I found this unopened container in my FIL's stash today. The container is made of cardboard and the price was marked at $2.65!
    Any thoughts on age?
     

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Mid to late 60's / early 70's would be my guess.
    However, $2.65 would date it even later then that unless they were price gouging like they are now.

    I first bought Hodgdon powder in brown paper bags for $1.75 out of surplus drums in the early 60's.

    Those fancy paper cans where the talk of the reloading world when they came out!!!

    rc
     
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    Yeah, 60's the paper sacks was befrore I started, I did buy a drum of 4831 though in '72, I thought it would last forever. Didn't even last as long as the first barrel did. Nice find, bet it is still good too, if it has been stashed away properly...
     
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    Yep, was in a good sealed ammo box. I will be trying it soon.
     
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