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......some interesting  stuff on this Winchester display board......Only one thousand  of these boards were made....according to ''the book ''.  One , at least  found its way down to NZ....it was discovered about 25 years ago amongst all sorts of ''stuff''  in a hall, located in a very old, small, town...

....Although the "board" lives with me....it belongs to my Canadian  domiciled Brother....it is a real treasure for the Firearms    enthusiast....

.....and my modest collection of shot gun cartridges.....pales into total insignifcance, after seeing ''augercreek's'' collection..just magnificant !!

Mike

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I just have a small collection. Got a couple old odd balls. Here is one that isn’t marked on the casing next to a 12 gauge. The last pic is an unopened box of 45 ACP from WW2 made in Evansville Indiana (1hr away from me)

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Cool stuff!

I have acollection of old fishing tackle and lures also but that has never been unpacked from the last move (over 10 years ago already). I have been looking for an oak framed display cabinet to display all my old hunting and fishing stuff. Someday...

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1 hour ago, Sledgehammer said:

I just have a small collection. Got a couple old odd balls. Here is one that isn’t marked on the casing next to a 12 gauge. The last pic is an unopened box of 45 ACP from WW2 made in Evansville Indiana (1hr away from me)

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Not to change the subject but is that a buck 110 I see in your top picture

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1 hour ago, MBrown said:

Not to change the subject but is that a buck 110 I see in your top picture

Yes sir. Good eye. That belonged to my Grandfather. So did this Buck knife. He bought it in 1955. Buck knives were advertised in the back of sporting goods magazines back then. At that time they were made in a garage in San Diego California I believe. Grandma used it to de-bone chickens according to my Mother  

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1 hour ago, new guy said:

Cool stuff!

I have acollection of old fishing tackle and lures also but that has never been unpacked from the last move (over 10 years ago already). I have been looking for an oak framed display cabinet to display all my old hunting and fishing stuff. Someday...

I’ve got another shelf of fishing tackle that was Grandpa’s. The vintage stuff from the family always means the most in my opinion even though most of that ammo was just stuff I stumbled across. 

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Not a true collection, just some stuff I ran across when I was a youngster and saved. ?

The neatest would be a pin fire cartridge which of course I can't find at the moment. ?

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Got the puzzle finished up so time to get some pics of the old ammo.

First some old .22's and a couple of boxes of .25 auto.

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On to the shotgun shells.

First a couple of boxes of 28 gauge skeet loads I never got a gun bought for. Then we move into buckshot I horded from the days when I thought I needed to eradicate all the coyotes from Iowa.

Next, some of Dad's old stuff. This gets a little more interesting. Lots of three inch 12 gauge stuff, I don't remember him having a gun with a 3" chamber.

Finally a couple brass 10 gauge empties, can you imagine what they would charge for a box of them nowadays if the cases were still brass?! 

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Last but not least just a little miscellaneous stuff.

A blank and on old purple 16.

Next an old .270 Weatherby and one old Winchester brass box.i

The last shell is a curiosity to me. Was given to me by a gentleman at a trap-shoot many years ago. I don't think I even knew him why he gave it to me, no idea. It is a Federal Gold Medal, supposed to be a full 1&1/8 ounce trap load in a 2&1/2" shell. I think he just cut off the crimp and used a AA red wad. You would have to set a loader up for it but wouldn't be that hard and would allow more shells in the mag of some guns.

Last item for now, a blue box of Sierra bullets, only one I've ever seen, I'll probably die with these. Have plenty of bullets for the .25/06 for the amount of shooting I do these days...

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A little more shooting nostalgia. Some old powder, the 4831 still smells good. The H 205 is kind of interesting. I was wanting some N 205 to experiment with, good slow burning magnum powder. Found this H 205 at a gun show, assume it's similar, never loaded any. That was 30 plus years ago and who knows how old it was then! I think a buddy left the unique here? Some old Nosler bullets and a set of Herter's dies. Must have thought I was going to live forever when I was young, I've got enough bullets to kill deer and other big game in several states for a LONG time!

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My banker had this in his office the other day when I was in there. All shot 12 gauge. Supposedly the casings all came from someone training for the olympics. He's had many people including his boss wanting him to get one for them. 

 

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A few of the vintage .22 and .22 short boxes. Winchester, Remington, Peters, CCI, and even some Ted Williams. I always liked the Hawthorne box. 

A few others at random. The blanks are .38 special. 

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On 2/5/2021 at 1:27 PM, mike newman said:

......some interesting  stuff on this Winchester display board......Only one thousand  of these boards were made....according to ''the book ''.  One , at least  found its way down to NZ....it was discovered about 25 years ago amongst all sorts of ''stuff''  in a hall, located in a very old, small, town...

....Although the "board" lives with me....it belongs to my Canadian  domiciled Brother....it is a real treasure for the Firearms    enthusiast....

.....and my modest collection of shot gun cartridges.....pales into total insignifcance, after seeing ''augercreek's'' collection..just magnificant !!

Mike

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That cartridge board is very nice indeed ! I like the 95s on the wall you have there, what calibre are they? And thanks for the mention. At one time I had a collection of over 5K cartridges all in metal letter files and card filed, plus a half ton of boxed ammo. But to my great need to shift gears ( get married ) I sold the lot !!!! OOOO.

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9 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

A few of the vintage .22 and .22 short boxes. Winchester, Remington, Peters, CCI, and even some Ted Williams. I always liked the Hawthorne box. 

A few others at random. The blanks are .38 special. 

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Very nice bunch you have there.

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12 hours ago, DT Fan said:

A little more shooting nostalgia. Some old powder, the 4831 still smells good. The H 205 is kind of interesting. I was wanting some N 205 to experiment with, good slow burning magnum powder. Found this H 205 at a gun show, assume it's similar, never loaded any. That was 30 plus years ago and who knows how old it was then! I think a buddy left the unique here? Some old Nosler bullets and a set of Herter's dies. Must have thought I was going to live forever when I was young, I've got enough bullets to kill deer and other big game in several states for a LONG time!

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I remember them well, used to buy a lot from them. Went there once to buy rifle stocks as you could pick thru them to get what you wanted. Still have a lot of their reloading tools.

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Here are a few more pics of shot shells 4ga-32ga. I am collecting 28ga shells and boxes now .

The first pic are 4ga & 8ga

next 8ga trap fun to shoot a few boxes of these !

next 14ga and the head stamps

next 24ga and head stamps

next 32ga and head stamp

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7 hours ago, augercreek said:

That cartridge board is very nice indeed ! I like the 95s on the wall you have there, what calibre are they? And thanks for the mention. At one time I had a collection of over 5K cartridges all in metal letter files and card filed, plus a half ton of boxed ammo. But to my great need to shift gears ( get married ) I sold the lot !!!! OOOO.

..one on the left is one made for the Russians...one of  about 300, 000 as I  recall......and t'other  is 303 British calibre , circa   1921..... The original owner was very fussy with this rifle, and the rifle was  commandeered by the  ''authorities' for the WW2      NZ Homegaurd Service     (try not to laugh, Augercreek...:rolleyes:.),,,along with any old WW1   British 303 Lee Enfield s etc.   These weapons were kept within the local areas  , around the country , for 'training'' purposes.  The owner was of the "Plymouth Bretheren"" religion...thus he refused to participate in these "training shoots''..but he would go down after the  shooting was all done, and clean that '95 up, boiling water down the Bbl etc...thus when I got it in 1960, it was in excellent condition.....

The 1895 Winchester, being the calibre that it is....303 British....was a prime candidate for the Home Gaurd because of its calibre....the British Army standard, as used by the NZes and Australians ....hence the Army provided the ammunition for these practice   'shoots'

There were lots of highly amusing  stories from that era....Some  "wheel "'  from the Military would attend a local rural  practice shoot....but depending on the location, most of the 303 ammunition had been purloined by the locals  and used for Deer hunting....as you can imagine, during  WW2, ammunition was extremely hard to come by....thus the ''practice'' round allocation   was in itself, a very tempting   target.....:)

Mike

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Was looking for a barn door latch and ran across this

Any ideas ?

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After looking a bit closer found markings LOL    HI HO Silver !!!?

 

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After a bit of googling found out it has a compass stashed inside (still works )

Along with a "secret writing" chemical pill !

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Yes these odd to us gauges are still being loaded in Europe. I think most all gauges were being loaded by all the cartridge co. up until the depression days

9 hours ago, Kevingweq said:

Was looking for a barn door latch and ran across this

Any ideas ?

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After looking a bit closer found markings LOL    HI HO Silver !!!?

 

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After a bit of googling found out it has a compass stashed inside (still works )

Along with a "secret writing" chemical pill !

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I think I remember these were a give away in the fourties for some cereal box tops. At first glance it looked like a 50 cal. Maynard cartridge.

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