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Old July 16, 2014, 03:07 PM   #26
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I haven't invested much money or time into single cartridges, but probably have 3-400 ( but there is always more than you think, by looking at them in big boxes )

as far as boxed stuff... the guy at the table next to me every year at the local gun show, sells between $500.00 - $1,000.00 worth of full shot shell boxes, with a couple metallic mixed in, every show... so I know the value on those adds up fast
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Old July 18, 2014, 02:10 PM   #27
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Around 1975 I though I had a good collection of individual specimens of pistol and revolver cartridges. I located each cartridge as I wanted them to appear on my display. I then marked locations for four holes for each cartridge. This was on a 20" x 34" piece of 1/4" plywood. Then drilled a 1/16" dia. hole at each mark.

Then I covered the plywood with black velvet. Using brass bell wire, I wired each specimen to the backing, using two loops for most cartridges, one for the real short ones. Then went to a frame shop and had this framed with a paper backing to seal the display. Seventy five cartridges, four holes each.

I wouldn't recommend this to anybody!

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Old July 18, 2014, 02:16 PM   #28
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Before the invention of computers, I made up a sheet with space for the name of my cartridge, the drew two case heads, one for centerfire, the other for rimfire, with space beside it for written description. I duplicate the headstamp by hand, then give a description and value.

I have also photographed specimens, and made an identifying card with the photo:



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Very seldom find full boxes of the ammo I collect.

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Old July 18, 2014, 07:00 PM   #29
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You can also use the caption feature of Photoshop as in this picture:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/atta...8&d=1348849327

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