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Offline Feltwad

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Powder Tins
« on: August 05, 2010, 11:16:03 AM »
Enclosed are a couple of images of old powder tins which are now collectable most older shooters of muzzle loaders will remember them
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Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 06:32:38 PM »
Nice, I just picked up some antique powder cans, got no idea of the value , but I suspect they aren't cheap any more.
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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 07:58:48 PM »
You mean powder doesn't come in those tims anymore?  I'm still shooting powder I bought on 1975.  My .32 cal doesn't require much powder as you can see!
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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 08:06:42 PM »
Somewhere along the line I came across two of those oval Dupont powder cans w/ original powder in them.

Anyone know what they are worth? Good shape 2f I think.

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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 08:52:28 PM »
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Nice, I just picked up some antique powder cans, got no idea of the value , but I suspect they aren't cheap any more.
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Offline JV Puleo

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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 10:07:34 PM »
I've got two of the red Curtis & Harvey cans with the powder in them.

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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 10:25:10 PM »
Oldie,
Around here, central Ohio, a set of  F,FF,FFF,FFFF in good condition can bring up to $200.
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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 10:40:33 PM »
I looked up the Dupont cans on Gunbroker and ebay.  Minty (like mine) are "listed" at $80. I don't know what they actually sell for. "listed" and "actual" sale price are usually different numbers. ;)
 I have a friend that is a bottle picker. He says those pickers in Le claire aren't as smart as they think.... ;)
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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 09:40:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies on prices.

Its about the same as the last time I "found " these cans in my treasures.

Saw one empty at OGCA show years ago for $75.  I know the guy and it reappeared on his table. He said it was the same one and never sold.

Now that you bring it up I like the idea of a set from 1f to 4f.

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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 10:03:31 PM »
A Number of years ago when I did the Studio photograph for Goex's 80th year Anniversary poster I was privy to a whole bunch of antique powder cans. Of course I choose the ones most artistically illustrative of their 80 years of business.However there were some real beauties that escaped the photo!
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Re: Powder Tins
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2010, 02:50:21 AM »
Back in the 1950's-60's I purchased powder in the oval Dupont cans for $1.25.  Along about 1980 I got $20.00 each for the empty cans. Can't beat that for total hobby enjoyment.