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Old 10-18-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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found an old box of shotgun shells in my grandparents attic, I have no idea how old they are but they've probably been around longer than I've been alive. are they safe to shoot? Would be fired out of a mossberg 500 or a Winchester model 97. I don't shoot the Winchester much because I want to keep it in good shape but do pull it out every once in s while. What I have is this

1 Remington Peters 2 shot
2 federal high power 6 shot
1 Winchester super speed 6 shot
1 federal high power 4 shot
1 federal Monark 7 1/2 shot
25 Remington Mohawk 4 shot
25 Winchester 4 shot
15 revelation 8 shot

those are all 2 3/4"

1 rem-umc shurshot 6 shot
15 revelation 8 shot

last 2 are a Lil shorter


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The paper shells probably have some collector value, I would not shoot them. The rest should be fine as long as they are not badly tarnished or rusted


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The paper shells probably have some collector value, I would not shoot them. The rest should be fine as long as they are not badly tarnished or rusted
how much value might there be in a few paper shells?
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how much value might there be in a few paper shells?
very little. shoot them all
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The fun of paper shells is that you get a small confetti show every trigger pull.


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