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scattershot
01-14-2018, 07:29 PM
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Hereís one for the books. An old 12 pound Red Dot keg. I donít know how old this is, but Iím just getting to the bottom of it, and the powder works fine.

Do these old kegs have any value?

TNsailorman
01-14-2018, 09:17 PM
Yes they do, especially if in good condition. I saw one of those sold just before Christmas in excellent condition for $50.00 plus shipping. The collecting market is beginning to stir on those old metal and cardboards can a little. Right now though, the prices are all over the board as the market begins to try and establish a value line. james

scattershot
01-15-2018, 12:05 AM
Thanks for the info. Is there any way to determine the age of this thing by using the lot number f the powder, that you know of?

TNsailorman
01-15-2018, 10:59 PM
I am not knowledgeable enough to answer your question on lot numbers. Maybe someone else can chime in and help. james

Hardcast416taylor
01-16-2018, 04:35 PM
I still have that same Red Dot `barrel` and a matching brown Herco `barrel` I had back in the mid `60`s.Robert

CastingFool
01-16-2018, 05:24 PM
I have one, but it's a little bigger, 15 lbs, Bullseye

scattershot
01-17-2018, 12:23 PM
I still have that same Red Dot `barrel` and a matching brown Herco `barrel` I had back in the mid `60`s.Robert

Thanks, that would be my guess, mid- 60s.

Blanket
01-22-2018, 08:35 PM
Mid 60's loaded my first shotshells out of one just like it.

Iowa Fox
09-23-2018, 01:57 PM
Bought one just like it in 1964.

INTRLOPER
01-22-2019, 02:24 PM
I know where a table lamp is that was made out of a Red Dot tin just like the one pictured. Made a cool old timey looking lamp.

JBinMN
01-22-2019, 02:33 PM
Pretty sure a buddy of mine has one in his supply as well & still has powder in it. Might try to get a pic next time I stop by his place. Maybe even see if he wants to part with it...

OS OK
01-22-2019, 02:44 PM
Why not re-purpose it into something useful?


https://i.imgur.com/TauRbFz.jpg?1

Baltimoreed
01-22-2019, 03:30 PM
OS OK, like your lamp, I assume that there is some weight in the bottom. Neat project.

OS OK
01-22-2019, 03:34 PM
Naw, it was heavy enough as it was. Thanks

INTRLOPER
01-23-2019, 11:04 AM
Why not re-purpose it into something useful?


https://i.imgur.com/TauRbFz.jpg?1

Sweet lamp. I like that a smidgeon better than the Red Dot lamp, but together they would make a cool pair.