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I just bought a box of reloading components and other misc. items, and some of the items bring back memories of my earliest reloading days.

One of my favorite rifle powders:

Check out the amateurish Hodgdon label:

...a brick of old Rem. primers - check out the price of the .243 bullets! The Hornady .45s were $4.11! The .338 bullets was the item I really wanted out of the box, but everything will be used.

Some Sierra Gas Checks - and some Hornady Gas Checks in a metal can!


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Looks like somebody struck gold ;)

I hate to think what all that would be worth if you had to put new pricing on it. The gas checks are getting really pricey...as is everything else. Glad that I stocked up on supplies this past year or so...the way things are going, we might have to go yardsaling to find what we need :eek:

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Great find. I always look for stuuf like that. In the summer months. I stop in local flea markets. I do not have the patience to go to garage sales. I have a friend who goes to a lot of garage sales. He finds some great old sutff. Mostly fishing tackle sometimes it is some pretty rare stuff.
 

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I bought the whole box strictly to get my hands on the Hornady .338 bullets - which have been discontinued. I didn't look too closely at anything else, but it turns out that everything in there - including for the little holster - will be of use to me! I feel like I really lucked out with no surplus junk to get rid of. It even turns out that all of the gunpowder cans, except for the old DuPont 4759 can from the '40s, are still sealed, so most of it is probably still good to use.

There are some M1 Carbine tools down in the bottom along with some items I can't ID. I will post a photo later to help identify them.

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XTM, what do you mean old time stuff?? That looks like some things from my stash! :shock: Still have lots of those Hornady tins of gas checks. Dave
 

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All my other Hornady GCs are packaged in the red and white boxes - and they're pretty old. :) The Sierras state that they were made by Harris Machine. I can't remember how long it's been since Sierra offered gas checks in their lineup.

Just feel lucky and thankful that you actually have possession of some gas checks. Try to find some in stock somewhere! If you do find any, they will be so pricey, you might have a stroke! :?

P.S. Welcome to the S&W Forum. We all look forward to seeing pix of your single shots!

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:) Xtm, thanks for the welcome. I've been buying up gas checks for quite some time. Any that are priced half way reasonable. I do quite a bit of cast bullet shooting, and try to use a plain base when I can. I just got a new digital camera when I retired, so when I get the wifes new HP printer figured out I'll try and post some pictures. Dave
 
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