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Sled
02-12-2018, 07:40 PM
214074

This one is over 20 years old.
Does that qualify as vintage?

country gent
02-12-2018, 09:25 PM
That's not old at all I bought those and I'm not old. LOL

Sled
02-12-2018, 09:55 PM
I didn’t think so. I’m under 60 and they haven’t put vintage on my license yet. Ha ha

Reverend Al
02-13-2018, 05:32 AM
Don't know when they stopped using these metal 231 Winchester tins, but I bought lots of them when I was shooting a large volume of 9mm and .45 ACP handgun in competition and it was more like 40 years ago ...

:oops:

Sled
02-13-2018, 09:16 AM
That sounds more like what I was thinking. This one was sitting around when I help an old timer cut down rifle brass to make .45 ACP shot loads 25 yeas ago. The family let me pick through some old items laying around. It’s a good memory of him. He would have gotten a kick out of this site. I bet he cast close to a million rounds over his years and reloaded just as much.

DxieLandMan
02-13-2018, 11:57 AM
I have one too and it is priced at $13.50. Got it about 18 years ago.

Sled
02-13-2018, 02:20 PM
I think I’ll keep mine so I don’t loose all my marbles

Don Purcell
02-14-2018, 12:23 AM
Sled, good idea. I may try that. If I hear my marbles rolling around in the can then I"ll know where to look.

6bg6ga
02-14-2018, 06:54 AM
214074

This one is over 20 years old.
Does that qualify as vintage?

Vintage probably mid 80's I have an empty one in the basement in better shape than yours. No collector value.

rmcc
02-14-2018, 06:09 PM
81 to 85 vintage, judging by the ones I have.

swheeler
07-20-2018, 02:52 PM
I thought the color around the 231 was blue in the good old days?223981

sargenv
07-25-2018, 03:13 PM
I have a can of 540 like that..

rbuck351
10-07-2018, 10:27 PM
I still have and will use 3 or 4 of W230 cans that was the powder 231 replaced, One is a 3 or 4 lb can. Can't remember which.

Walks
10-07-2018, 10:33 PM
I bought a WW296 8lb like this just 20yrs ago.

I remember this style back in the early 1970's. So Winchester used it for 30yrs+

David2011
02-12-2019, 05:08 PM
I have a can of 231 with the conical top and smaller lid, still using the powder in it.

mudygmc
02-12-2019, 05:30 PM
Ive got a few of the 231 a couple 540 and a 571 of the same vintage. Bought a bunch of reloading stuff from the family of a guy who passed away. I have an old can of h110 too. I'm 35 and dont remember that can really. My dad didnt load much h110 though either. The can has a price tag on it for 4.99

JimB..
02-13-2019, 12:37 AM
I have a can of 231 with the conical top and smaller lid, still using the powder in it.

Were the small mouth cone tops before or after the big mouth flat tops? In my mind the cone tops are mid to late 1970’s, but I could be wrong.