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#5671210 - 03/26/15 08:23 PM How Old is This?
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No powder in it. Just curious on an age guess of the can.


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#5671238 - 03/26/15 08:39 PM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I just used up my last can of Dupont 5066 that looked like that can but colored blue. 5066 was discontinued in the mid 60s, so I would guess it is not any more than 50 years. Wished they still made 5066, it was the cleanest pistol powderI have ever used.

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#5671337 - 03/26/15 09:22 PM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Got A can of BLC-(2) in A can that looks just like that one.
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#5671468 - 03/26/15 10:02 PM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I'd say near 'bout 1965.
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#5671565 - 03/26/15 10:50 PM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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So how old is this one.


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#5671709 - 03/27/15 06:22 AM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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1959?

Just guessing.
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#5671853 - 03/27/15 08:04 AM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Originally Posted By: Varget 7-08
No powder in it. Just curious on an age guess of the can.



1950s and early 60s can? IMR 4350 in the mid 60s and up were in a off green colored can. Can't say I have ever seen that Red colored can with Dupont on it.
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#5671899 - 03/27/15 08:32 AM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Originally Posted By: Varget 7-08
No powder in it. Just curious on an age guess of the can.



Pop always had a couple of cans, also know as 50 cal Ball Powder. This was his go to powder for his 300 Weatherby you could also get it in a 5 lb green military round can.


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#5671950 - 03/27/15 09:06 AM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I have some Dupont cans from the 70's, and this can looks older that it.
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#5673112 - 03/27/15 10:02 PM Re: How Old is This? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I sold an old 2400 can recently. Not sure why I just posted that comment.

I sold a bunch of the same shaped RED cans recently that were DuPont numbers but had IMR labels. They dated to the late '70's I believe. Also there were some more in maroon and others in green. They were all from the same era.

The font says the most about the era they came from.
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