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02-12-2018, 07:40 PM

This one is over 20 years old.
Does that qualify as vintage?

country gent
02-12-2018, 09:25 PM
That's not old at all I bought those and I'm not old. LOL

02-12-2018, 09:55 PM
I didn’t think so. I’m under 60 and they haven’t put vintage on my license yet. Ha ha

Reverend Al
02-13-2018, 05:32 AM
Don't know when they stopped using these metal 231 Winchester tins, but I bought lots of them when I was shooting a large volume of 9mm and .45 ACP handgun in competition and it was more like 40 years ago ...


02-13-2018, 09:16 AM
That sounds more like what I was thinking. This one was sitting around when I help an old timer cut down rifle brass to make .45 ACP shot loads 25 yeas ago. The family let me pick through some old items laying around. It’s a good memory of him. He would have gotten a kick out of this site. I bet he cast close to a million rounds over his years and reloaded just as much.

02-13-2018, 11:57 AM
I have one too and it is priced at $13.50. Got it about 18 years ago.

02-13-2018, 02:20 PM
I think I’ll keep mine so I don’t loose all my marbles

Don Purcell
02-14-2018, 12:23 AM
Sled, good idea. I may try that. If I hear my marbles rolling around in the can then I"ll know where to look.

02-14-2018, 06:54 AM

This one is over 20 years old.
Does that qualify as vintage?

Vintage probably mid 80's I have an empty one in the basement in better shape than yours. No collector value.

02-14-2018, 06:09 PM
81 to 85 vintage, judging by the ones I have.

07-20-2018, 02:52 PM
I thought the color around the 231 was blue in the good old days?223981

07-25-2018, 03:13 PM
I have a can of 540 like that..

10-07-2018, 10:27 PM
I still have and will use 3 or 4 of W230 cans that was the powder 231 replaced, One is a 3 or 4 lb can. Can't remember which.

10-07-2018, 10:33 PM
I bought a WW296 8lb like this just 20yrs ago.

I remember this style back in the early 1970's. So Winchester used it for 30yrs+

02-12-2019, 05:08 PM
I have a can of 231 with the conical top and smaller lid, still using the powder in it.

02-12-2019, 05:30 PM
Ive got a few of the 231 a couple 540 and a 571 of the same vintage. Bought a bunch of reloading stuff from the family of a guy who passed away. I have an old can of h110 too. I'm 35 and dont remember that can really. My dad didnt load much h110 though either. The can has a price tag on it for 4.99

02-13-2019, 12:37 AM
I have a can of 231 with the conical top and smaller lid, still using the powder in it.

Were the small mouth cone tops before or after the big mouth flat tops? In my mind the cone tops are mid to late 1970’s, but I could be wrong.

01-03-2020, 01:27 PM
I have this can of 231 got from a friend when he was moving just wondering if the data for this is any different then the more up to date stuff also got an old Hercules 2400 same question


01-03-2020, 05:37 PM
Your old 231 can same stuff as the new plastic bottles. I threw away a bunch when I moved. Not worth anything maybe in 50 years they will be. I'm sure the old 2400 is the same as the new. I loaded up some 357 mag for a Desert Eagle with a max charge of 2400 and it worked fine.

01-04-2020, 01:58 PM
It ain't that old, hell, I remember when it was Winchester 230.
Then in the late 60's it got "improved" and became 231

02-19-2020, 10:39 AM
I just finished 4 cans like that that I inherited from a guy my dad used to work with. Got some Action Pistol cans like that too. Don't know how old they are but the powders still shooting just fine.