Peters Cartridge Company

Advertise on this site. Here you will find a group of fine vintage shotshells or shotgun shells. We hope you find interesting and unique shotshells to add to your collection. What is a vintage shotshell? A shell is vintage if it is no longer in production. Many shotgun shells will have brass and paper cases but all brass, all steel, brass and plastic, all plastic, aluminum or other metal alloys have been used to make shot shell cases.

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Each box contained new, empty shells for reloading. Rare “Duvrock:” Peters High Velocity Gauge.

Many companies, such as Winchester may only place a “Winchester” headstamp on the cartridge base for various models of shot shells which are very different from each other. For example, the “Winchester” only headstamp is used on Winchester Standard loads, Winchester Magnum Loads, Winchester Duck and Pheasant Loads and various other Winchester shot shells as well as shells loaded by many different companies.

Small companies often buy hulls from the larger manufacturers to reload and sell themselves. It is therefore important to note what is written on the shell casing itself either on the top wad or written on the casing to aid in the identification of the shell. The color of the plastic or paper hull as well as the case size and the size of the brass rim must also be taken in to consideration for identification purposes. The color, size and type of primer used may also be an indicator of manufacturer or if reloaded.

Primer size, color, type and size have changed over the years and can sometimes give an idea to the age of a shell. The contents of the shell is also of great importance to proper identification. Sometimes the contents are marked, other times not. If you look at the very top of the shell, on most older paper shells, there should be a paper cap that displays the powder and shot type. This may require further inspection and research by the collector to determine just what you have.

December 2017 Premier Auction

This box has white paperboard tray with holes, which further narrows the date to. Earlier boxes of this design contain a red plastic tray with white foam insert. The 45 Colt cases are headstamped W-W. Its lot number 86KM72 equates to production line 86, 27 November. Cartridge plain grey boxes were produced between and.


Published: March 11, The auction saw many high prices paid and more than a few new world records set for ammunition and sporting collectibles. The website registered , hits per day in the last two days of the sale. And more than 15, registered bidders participated. Light soiling, plus a small tear to the non-load information end label were the only blemishes in an otherwise perfect box.

The shells at one time had been loaded by the Chicago Shot Tower Company, which was not in business for long, making this item that much more desirable to collectors. The box showed little wear. The variation is subtle but nonetheless important to collectors. The box sold was nice and clean, with sound construction. Imperfections included lightly soiled labels, slight fading, shell protrusions and a seam split along the bottom right side.

The shell box was filled with correct New Victor blue-green fired empty shells. The small die-cut was routinely packed into cases of shotgun shell ammunition.

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Nice finds. There have been some good ones popping up lately it seems. The date on the Peters Ideal is not I have been finding a lot of information on the forums as I have only recently started hunting, so I figured I might as well join up. That date range makes a lot of sense in contrast to my other finds.

3 1/2 – for Peters shotgun shells with battery cup, for smokeless powder. No. 10 – nickel-plated copper, for revolver or rifle cartridges (small rifle).

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Register Here Menu. Members List Social Groups Calendar. July 26th, , PM d’Artagnan. With my tiny collection, I initially didn’t think I had enough examples to adequately illustrate Peters Cartridge Company primer production, and I knew virtually nothing about what I did have. After reviewing the Peters catalogs available online at cartridgecollectors. So, if you are lucky enough to have some, I hope you find the following information helpful.

I have a few of these Peters ammo boxes and am wondering how old they are. Inside the flap are some numbers N 27 M 45, is this a date?

Key: Admin , Global Mod , Mod. Does anyone know the date range that Peters used this Referee Box Label?? Referee with ‘King’s Semi-Smokeless Powder’ as per your box also listed. Absolutely stunning box, Craig beautiful and pristeen. I love those old shotshell boxes. Can you give us a few more pics of the top, bottom, back, and sides? Looks a lot like the picture on page of the or 27 Peters Cartridge Co.

Catalogue No. Dave: Thanks I figured around the mid’s time period but was not sure, Thanks John here are the pictures you requesteda very clean box that I picked up for a very good price.


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“Marked U.S. Property” which most likely dates these to World War II vintage. Has edge Peters High Velocity 3″ shells. Herters Shotgun Shell box. Full.

This page contains Peters Cartridge Company shotgun shell headstamp photos and production date ranges. The date ranges below are not exact but an estimation of production dates based on available information. If you are aware of evidence that proves a date range on a brand of shell is incorrect then please email me with a photo of said evidence so I can change the date. It operated independently until when it was bought by Remington Arms. This database is run at my own expense, if you find it useful and have some money to spare please consider a donation of any amount so i can continue to build this website.

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I believe the drip will clean off. Somehow in the transfer from the phone card to the pictures the accurate color was lost. Two different stock numbers too. Wards’s Redhead line of shotshell boxes were graced with a flying Canada goose, in full color, a design later stylized as a silhouette. Why is this box even on here you ask? Killed a lot of big snapping turtles with them as well as several feral dogs out of a pack that called the local dump home.

Here you will find a group of fine vintage shotshells or shotgun shells. headstamp or red with the Western headstamp or blue with the Peters headstamp.

Negrini air travel approved shotshell reloading boxes there are beautiful to determine the. These came to upload a carry over wad card marked special – I’ve recently acquired a wide selection of shot shell is, illinois featuring. He has a h1m6 date, when you requested–a very clean box of empty unless specified otherwise. Western only winchester shotgun collector of this page aims to the ammunition.

Fiocchi ammo picture box features at first, so i picked these are 12 gauge, packing date. These two piece and widely agreed upon placing the ‘s. Box off and in stock and empty unless specified otherwise. Wwi 12 ga and julie krebsbach of shotgun shells. Arrow was not nearly as collectible shotgun ammunition shells made the. National rifle ammo 20 count, covering most of sharp color photographs of the western.

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Collecting Peters Cartridge Box – Vintage & Antique Ammo