Guns & ammo
Appraising a rifle/shotgun combo and a revolver from the 19th century, a box of Weatherby cartridges and a Winchester 94 Canadian Centennial
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I bought this full box of .300 Weatherby Magnum 150-grain cartridges (above) for my Tikka, but now I don’t want to shoot them, thinking maybe the box is a collector’s item. Is it? Please tell me what it’s worth, and what year the cartridges were made. Thanks.
I believe that style of Weatherby cartridge box was used from around 1960 into the 1980s, but I have no firm timeline. They are quite striking in appearance, and collectors of cartridge boxes like them. Online, I’ve seen them fetch $25 to $35, and that’s just for the empty box. I can’t really estimate the value of a full box, as I have no comparable sales to use as a guide. Even currently manufactured Weatherby ammunition isn’t cheap, so I would think this box should go for at least as much as a new box.
For someone who owns a classic Weatherby .300 from the 1960s, this would be a great item to display with it, but I don’t know how you find that person. I suggest you take the box to a dealer or gun show to see if you get any offers.
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