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Old 02-26-2018, 08:17 AM
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:25 PM
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I wanted to add some additional information to my "wildcat" post. I started collecting wildcats at the different rifle ranges and also found them at some gun shows, they are not worth much and have little value. There is some interesting examples:

far left unmarked is the 22 K Hornet used in modified S&W K-22 revolvers.

The 22 Page was designed and used by the late Warren Page who was Gun Editor for Field & Stream for years.

The OKH cartridges were from O'Neil-Keith (44 magnum)Hopkins

The Griffin&Howe 350 mag also had the G&H 350 headstamp

The far right is the 450 Alaskan made from the 348 Win for the Winchester M71
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:54 AM
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Don't sell yourself short! I think you have a good bit more value than you think. I do gun shows regularly and there is a pretty solid collectors market that pay Very well for these types of add caliber ammunition...

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:55 AM
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they are not worth much and have little value.
Don't sell yourself short! I think you have a good bit more value than you think. I do gun shows regularly and there is a pretty solid collectors market that pay Very well for these types of add caliber ammunition...
Finding a buyer will be the problem. Auction with a reserve set would be my best guess. I'll buy inexpensive oddball stuff from time to time, just because it's interesting. If the OP wants to unload his collection (and I see no indication that he does), a contribution to a charitable organization with a tax deduction might also work.
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:58 PM
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I agree that I don't think he is looking to sell his collection. I disagree that finding a buyer would be a problem. I do 3-4 gun shows a month in the SouthEast. Just about every show someone is asking for some kind of oddball/wildcat ammo here so I doubt there would be a problem selling them...

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Old 03-06-2018, 03:34 PM
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there are dealers that only buy and sell cartridges, also found that they buy old mixed brands of shotgun shells too.

Years ago I bought a cigar box full of English big game cartridges for $20 at a gun show

It took a few years to build-up a collection of US 7,62mm starting with the 300 Savage in 1945-46, the different case lengths and shoulders of the 7,62mm during the 1940's and into the 50's.

Also early M1 rifle clips and other neat military clips and chargers.

A lot of those early big game wildcats were built on Model 1917 actions in the 30's and 40's. later Winchester M70 rifles.
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