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14 Gauge Box 1901 Vintage Shot Shells
June 23, 2020
9:13 pm
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I posted this earlier under "Winchester Shotguns" and got no response so will try it again here:

"Looking for some guidance here.  As many of you now, I am a Model 1894 collector that is trying to help a fellow member out by bringing some of his stuff to Cody.

Pictured here is a nice full box of 1901 vintage 14 gauge Winchester shot-shells.  You will note that the box started out life as filled with 100 primed cases but now contains 100 loaded shells.  These are the original cases, unfired, and all in pristine condition.  1/2 are loaded with #6 shot and 1/2 are #7 shot and well loaded without scuffs or creases.  Labels and the box are all intact with one end label showing minor loss as shown in the photos.

I have an idea as to value but would like others advice so they can be sold fairly too both the owner and buyer.

Thanks in advance for your help!"

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June 23, 2020
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Hello Rick, I had a similar box, although it was a little older.It was not as good of shape, but had all the primed shells still unloaded (16 gauge). I posted picture on here had a few responses from $90-125, so I picked them up and put them on my table to just get people’s  attention and wound up selling them for a hundred bucks. Not sure if this helps or not but I supposed it can’t hurt. I would think 14 gauge would be more desireable,by but my knowledge on Ammo isn’t anything to write home about.... there is just so much to learn, so little time. Hope you get some more answers

June 23, 2020
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Thanks Bill.  I'll let you know what happens.

June 24, 2020
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Hi Rick,

I can't help you with a price, however I am curious as to which or what shotgun was chambered for 14 gauge shells. I can vaguely remember experimental WW aluminum 14 gauge shells from the 1950's but these are the first vintage/antique 14's I have seen.

TIA for any light you can shed!

Erin

June 24, 2020
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Erin Grivicich said
Hi Rick,

I can't help you with a price, however I am curious as to which or what shotgun was chambered for 14 gauge shells. I can vaguely remember experimental WW aluminum 14 gauge shells from the 1950's but these are the first vintage/antique 14's I have seen.

TIA for any light you can shed!

Erin  

It was an experimental gauge for the Model 1912.  Even more strange, Winchester made (16) Model 1897 Shotguns in 17-gauge (1906-1907 time frame).

Bert

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June 24, 2020
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Bert H. said

It was an experimental gauge for the Model 1912.  Even more strange, Winchester made (16) Model 1897 Shotguns in 17-gauge (1906-1907 time frame).

Bert  

Thanks for the info Bert!  Nice piece of knowledge to share.

Best,

Erin

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