View Full Version : Goes FFG VS Antique DuPont FFG

January 29, 2005, 02:06 PM
We had a near-depleted can of this DuPont product dated 7/ 1924. Exact age is not known as apparently this date appears on all the early 20th Century cans. We compared it to a new can of Goex (picture)

January 29, 2005, 04:11 PM
The can could be worth some money as good a shape as its in, the fact that you said that there is some powder in it would make it worth more. What that would be I have no idea.

January 29, 2005, 09:49 PM
The owner of this one had several others from the same estate. All dated the same and all with the same serial number on the picture. He sold them off except for one or two empties and is regretting that he didn't hang on to them a little longer. They are worth something now.

We found it interesting to shoot the six or so loads that were left to compare to modern Goex and to take a look at the performance of powder that must be over 60 years old. the five round check is far from definitive but does point to good long term preservation and a reasonable approximation of what you get with the new stuff.

January 30, 2005, 01:07 AM
Hey, that is an awesome pic, it just became my new desktop background :)