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    Old Red Dot canister

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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?
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    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

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    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?
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    I am not knowledgeable enough to answer your question on lot numbers. Maybe someone else can chime in and help. james

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    I still have that same Red Dot `barrel` and a matching brown Herco `barrel` I had back in the mid `60`s.Robert

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    I have one, but it's a little bigger, 15 lbs, Bullseye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcast416taylor View Post
    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.
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    Mid 60's loaded my first shotshells out of one just like it.

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    Bought one just like it in 1964.

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    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.

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    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...
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    Why not re-purpose it into something useful?

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    OS OK, like your lamp, I assume that there is some weight in the bottom. Neat project.

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    Naw, it was heavy enough as it was. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    Why not re-purpose it into something useful?

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

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