Dating old shotgun shells
I wouldnt recommend that, but again I would do it without great fear. An example, you set the scale for 43 grains of powder instead of the intended 40.3 grains.You place the cartridge into one of the supplied collets, screw the cartridge and collet into the hammer, and hit against a cushioned hard surface (a few layers of towels against the bathroom floor will prevent damage to both hammer and floor).The inertia of the bullet eventually pulls itself out of the case, with the powder and bullet caught in the bottom of the hammer.The primed case, powder, and projectile can now be salvaged for reuse.For questions regarding our old ammo and other miscellaneous collectibles, please call 877-214-9327 or send an email inquiry to [email protected], My buddies who arent too bright say i cant dissassemble a shotgun shell without getting my hand blown off. And so i can thus prove them wrong i'd like to know how i could pull it off. The other thing left would be pressing the primer out.From what I've read, they had changed priming compounds during that time that caused this. The conditions of how the ammunition is stored can make a difference.Ammunition stored in Minnesota in an outside shed for 15 years with the extreme temperature range and humidity can effect the ammunition.
California Powder Works is credited with producing the first smokeless powder in the U. in 1893, but its use in sporting ammunition lagged behind military applications.So, I'm selling some 12ga buckshot and I've had 2 people PM me asking "how old is it" and "how fresh is it".