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Thread: Paper shell winchester

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    Paper shell winchester

    I have 4 loaded rounds of the Winchester paper shotgun shell red label. High brass #6's, never fired. They still have the waxy coating from the factory. Maybe from the 50's or early 60's. Any collectors value ??
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    Wouldn't know about about them being a collector's item (kinda doubt it though) but a couple of weeks ago an older gent at my club shot a box of those a friend had given him. More than a few were "off" sounding and two even had the paper hull separate from the base when shot.
    I think they'd be great on someone's bullet board or other display.

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    They probably look like all the 12,16 and 20 gage paper shells that I have, some in original boxes. Collectors value? Not much if any! A full box in pristine condition will fitch a few bucks up to a $100 or so IF its EX condition and rare.
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    Full boxes and pristine box = collector's value only
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    Shoot them! They smell awesome in the paper hulls after firing.
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    I have a case of Winchester Mark V's empty once fired paper hulls, in the original case. Anyone use these anymore? Any collector value here?

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    Something else that makes a good conversation piece is look for a old 12 gauge "Wanda".

    They are dark red, all hard plastic (no metal base) that you can see through.
    They didn't last long, and I'd be a little leary of firing one, but they look cool on your desk with paper or the old Brass shells.
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    Four "orphan" rounds likely don't have much value ... but if you had a full box and the original box was in minty condition with good period graphics then that would be different.
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    I have a collectors dream, an un-opened wood ammo shipping crate of Winchester Ranger paper 12 gauge shells. Robert

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    I would love to see a pic...
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    The case was discovered under the stairs leading to the attic of an old hardware store that closed in the early `60`s. The wood is in excellent shape with the stencil paint very nice. The top is still nailed in place so nothing has been disturbed inside. I don`t know how to post photo`s here so don`t jump on me too badly about being computer stoopid.Robert

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    Agree with Markopolo, could you please send pics?

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