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Old November 2, 2016, 09:28 PM   #1
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Estate sale buy of paper 12g hulls

In a package deal at an estate sale I bought a few hundred mostly high base paper shells (empty hulls). Winchester mark 5, Remington express extra long range, Federal. Canadian CIL. Both 2 ¾ and 3” hulls. The original shooter must have been a duck and goose hunter in the 50’s – 70’s.

I’m not sure what to do with all these empty paper hulls. Do they have any value to special groups ( SASS, reenactors, folks with old doubles that want to do vintage loading?? NOTE: these are empty hulls but can be reloaded.

Should I just toss them in the dumpster and stick with loading modern hulls?

The Remington hulls may use 57 size primers, making them more problematic.

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Old November 3, 2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Vintage shotgun-shells for vintage shotguns. Get yourself an old model 12 Winchester and shoot some clays with that stuff. We can still use lead for upland game around here.
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Old November 4, 2016, 08:48 AM   #3
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I'd consider them worthless.
There are lots of good reasons why no one uses paper shells anymore.
They lost all their value when they were fired.
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