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    These pictures and the narrative are making me feel even older. I have many of them and some are still full, with prices that astound me today.
    My large paper tube of green dot has a $13.79 price, for 8 lbs. There are four W 296 full cans marked $3.77.
    So far they're all still just like new.
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    Part of my small collection ...

    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Here's an oldie and it's still full.

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    "The Constitution should be taken like mountain whiskey -- undiluted and untaxed." - Sam Ervin

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    Most of these re full and no signs of degradation, all given to me by a friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba.50 View Post
    I get "invalid attachment" notices when I click on these two links.
    Let's try this:
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    These are half-full and still used:

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    I sold several UNopened cans of Herco and 2400 to another member last week. Maybe he'll see this thread and post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mold maker View Post
    These pictures and the narrative are making me feel even older. I have many of them and some are still full, with prices that astound me today.
    My large paper tube of green dot has a $13.79 price, for 8 lbs. There are four W 296 full cans marked $3.77.
    So far they're all still just like new.
    mold maker, remember Charlie's Bait Shop in Conover.I have a square can of BE with Charlie's sticker marked $2.65. When I was young it was a magical place.

    Dave

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    Here are the few that I have... The Red dot is the only one that's empty.)
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    Here are a couple of oldies.
    A GUN THAT'S COCKED AND UNLOADED AIN'T GOOD FOR NUTHIN'........... ROOSTER COGBURN

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    very nice

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    Another pawn shop find

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    Still haven't figured this one out, but I'm suspecting it's either English or French




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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    Most of the cans I posted, were purchased during the recent shortage and were used in the last couple years and/or transferred to modern black plastic powder containers...which are more user friendly.
    That's funny, I do just the opposite. When the round plastic cans started showing up, I started saving all my metal IMR cans and transferred the new powder into them. The rectangular metal ones take up less space in the powder cupboard.

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    I have a few of the little square Hercules tins that still have the sheet metal seal around the cap. I plan to open them and load with it.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    I prefer the square ones. They pack better into square boxes than the round plastic jars. For some reason, I don't have the heart to toss them out, either, while the round jars, filled with water, make great plinking targets.

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    Here's some more.

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    The Elephant and Swiss cans are not all that old, but definitely in the realm of "gone but not forgotten."

    The subtle (or not) differences in the labels of cans of the same powder will no doubt excite the "serious collectors" of the future to no end.

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    At one time that Elephant was my go to Holy Black. AND that AL7 in 1962 was what I used to make those 1&3/8 oz baby mag shells, and they would kill ducks a ways away. Still have a couple oz of that AL7 in the powder magazine. 10
    10 gauge: as per Robert Ruark, "use enough gun"

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