These readers’ vintage firearms have some surprising history—and appraisals

 

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I have 10 boxes of shotgun shells that are about 50 years old. I want to sell them, but I haven’t found anyone in my area who is interested. I also have a few boxes of .22 cartridges. Do you have any contacts who might be interested? Thanks.

FRANCIS DURHAM

HARROW, ONTARIO

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There are collectors interested in vintage cartridges and cartridge boxes, but as you have discovered, it can be a challenge finding them. My recommendation is to take the ammunition to gun show, where there are usually a couple of cartridge collectors with tables. Or, you could get a table of your own to try selling them. Unfortunately, most gun shows have been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. The best I can do is to appeal to our readers—if anyone out there is a serious collector, or knows of a collector, please send your contact information to editorial@outdoorcanada.ca.