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    Boolit Buddy Longone's Avatar
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    Unique powder can

    Anyone have an idea on when Hercules produced this style can?
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    Boolit Master Harter66's Avatar
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    Not Gospel here but I have a very similar can . The lots changed about every 2 months knowing the approximate origin date of mine (1968) and it's lot number (48?) puts that either just before or right after WWII . I suspect there was a significant disruption of production in 1917-9 and 1942-45 . Sometime 72-74 lots were changed to week yr letter standardized lot system . (It's been too long since I used it to quote it off the top) .
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    Boolit Buddy Longone's Avatar
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    This can was full and sealed when I got it, Unique is now my favorite 45ACP powder with 200 and 230 FMJ. Do these cans have any value ? Although it’s not perfect maybe someone might like to include it in their collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longone View Post
    . Do these cans have any value ?
    There's always a few on ebay.
    They're pretty pricey for empty cans.
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