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Empty shotgun shells?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Modeler, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Hi all,

    I just had occasion to go up in the attic of my rental house for the first time in the 9 years I've owned it and found some empty 12 ga shotgun shells.

    And by "some", I mean a thousand or so. I know the former owner's husband (who passed away 7 years before I bought the place) was an NRA instructor and did reloading. They appear to have been nicely sorted and boxed up, and all in good shape.

    The question is, do they have any value? I don't reload for shotguns, but I know others do. Would anyone pay a few bucks for a thousand 15+ year old empty shotgun shells?
     
  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    it depends on what kind they are. if they ar AA's,especially the older 1 piece style,they are very desirabel.So are Rem STS HULLS.

    what kind(s) did he leave behind ? most are worth about a nickel apiece,shipping is costly so an ad on here for local pickup works out the best.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If you have Remington black hull, high brass 2 & 3/4 shells I might be interested. The box says "Pheasant" loads
     
  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    At least one of the boxes is marked "AA". I'll get them down today and see what all is there.
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Ship USPS priority mail bulk boxes, not too bad, really
     
  6. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I dug the boxes out today, here's what I have:

    (All boxes are old clay pigeon cardboard boxes)

    1 box AA hulls
    1 box mixed blue and green peters hulls
    2 boxes once-fired paper hulls
    4 boxes once-fired Federal Reds

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    Are these the desirable AA's? Are the paper hulls worth anything? I assume the Federal Reds are fairly common, right?