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    Market for old powder cans?

    So a guy at work just inherited a big box of old powder cans, most unopened. Most are Hercules - bullseye, unique, hi vel #2, etc. I assume people buy these as collectables, but have no idea where they are sold or traded. Any suggestions?

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    Unopened means they are full. If that is the case the powder has significant value. Bullseye and Unique are currently in high demand.

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    Thanks folks! I'll see if he wants me to list them here.

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    It was not that long ago I was still shooting powder of likely 60's-70's vintage. What you have is likely still good, usable powder, not just collectable. I doubt the empty cans themselves are worth much, but hey, I saw a guy on here selling modern empty ammo boxes, and people snapped them right up, so who knows.

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    I would gladly pay $10-20 for empty antique cans if they were in good enough shape. Anything over that and I would be out.


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    I have quite a few empty Goex black powder cans. What do you consider antique?

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