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Old February 13, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Value of 16 Ga Paper Hull Shells

My father has 5 boxes of 16ga paper hull ammo. He is interested in selling the ammunition, and asked me to find out what it's worth:

*Remington Express No 7 1/2 (Full box of 25)
*Winchester Ranger W No 9C (18 left in box of 25)
*Remington Shur Shot No 9C (13 left in box of 25)
*Western Super-X No 1 Buck (16 left in box of 25)
*Western Super-X No 4C (24 left in box of 25)
He bought the boxes in the late 1940's or early 1950's. I have photographs of the boxes and shells, if anyone is interested in seeing them. Any insight as to the value of the ammunition would be greatly appreciated!
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Old February 13, 2010, 01:18 AM   #2
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its worth more to you than it would be to anyone else. Go to the range and shoot it...have a good time. Or keep it for antique sentimental value...
Were talking cents per shotshell...

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Old February 13, 2010, 01:24 AM   #3
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Other than remenants of a by-gone age..

ther'e no value for reloading as those Remington used a different primer "57", which is not readily available.

Being old sheel the base wad (area surrounded by the hull and the crimp brass head) may detach and lodge in barrel. Will need to to a visual check, to avoid damaging the barrel.

Check the auction sites (gunbroker) for what prices might be.
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Old February 13, 2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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Thank you. Here are a few pictures...
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File Type: jpg 5 Boxes.jpg (35.1 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg Express.jpg (32.7 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg Ranger W.jpg (38.7 KB, 32 views)
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Old February 13, 2010, 09:11 AM   #5
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Here are the rest of the pictures...
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File Type: jpg Shur Shot.jpg (22.2 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg Super X No 1.jpg (27.9 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg Super X.jpg (32.0 KB, 29 views)
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Old February 13, 2010, 10:01 AM   #6
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There is a market for paper (antique) loaded shot shells and the original cardboard boxes. Collectors and others are buying them for display purposes. Go to Gunbroker.com and see what they are going for. I have sold a 5-round box of 16 gauge slugs there...it is worth the time and effort despite what some are saying here.
Do not shoot them up. The value of those shells will only increase with time. If you find that they will not sell for what you time is worth, store them away for a few years.

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Old February 14, 2010, 07:27 AM   #7
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The shells themselves are virtually worthless, however the boxes they came in can be worth some cash.

Collectors don't want the live shells only the boxes.
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Old February 14, 2010, 03:04 PM   #8
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The shells themselves are virtually worthless, however the boxes they came in can be worth some cash.

Collectors don't want the live shells only the boxes.
It will cost you nothing to put the shells away in a safe place for ten years. It makes no sense to destroy them by shooting them up. Keep them and check the prices from time to time on gunbroker.com. Or, you can shoot them up and if the price increases (as most antiques do), you can kick yourself in ten years (or much less if collector interest should take off),for not keeping them.
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