old shotgun shells, safe to fire?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jimogden1984, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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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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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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
     

  3. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    how much value might there be in a few paper shells?
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    very little. shoot them all
     
  5. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    The fun of paper shells is that you get a small confetti show every trigger pull.