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    Basement finds

    Dad was rummaging through the basement and found some old ammo. There are some oddball calibre, like .351 Winchester and .32 short rimfires. The .32s are blackpowder. Those old shotgun shells probably won't fire as they have been in the basement at least 30 years. IMG_20180429_162858.jpgIMG_20180429_162919.jpg

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    I’ve never seen that dominion box... makes me think it’s OLD.

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    I'm looking into it but I am thinking 1930s-1940s

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    Quote Originally Posted by volts600 View Post
    I'm looking into it but I am thinking 1930s-1940s
    I'm guessing earlier, 1920s

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    I have the rifle they were made for here. The 351 was odd ball auto rifle. My Grandfather had one. They make a 22 in China patterned after it.

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    Wonder what happened to the primers in that (I think) 50cal ammo? Corroded out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce-deuce View Post
    Iíve never seen that dominion box... makes me think itís OLD.
    .32 Short Rim-fire black powder, loaded by Dominion? Yeah, probably 1970s.

    Just kidding. I recall buying new production Dominion .455 Colt and .38 Short Colt in the 1970s, when no other North American maker produced these rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comanchero View Post
    .32 Short Rim-fire black powder, loaded by Dominion? Yeah, probably 1970s.

    Just kidding. I recall buying new production Dominion .455 Colt and .38 Short Colt in the 1970s, when no other North American maker produced these rounds.
    The boxes were a different colour scheme in the ‘70’s.... that red box is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce-deuce View Post
    I’ve never seen that dominion box... makes me think it’s OLD.
    Probably dates to before 1920.

    I have an old Sears catalog from 1908, and black powder loadings of .22RF and .32 RF were common single shot rifle cartridges produced then, though of course both were also revolver rounds.

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