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    Eley grand prix shells

    Anyone know if these are collectable, but I only have 24 in the box.

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    Gary Beechener

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    Can't answer your question on value Garry, however I shot these cartridges in the late 60's as a boy. I would caddy twice on a Saturday for a WW11 pilot, who played with one arm missing. I bought my box of Eley Grand prix with the tip, to shoot the alternate Saturday, 14/3d a box for years iirc. john.

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    In relative terms then they were then very very expensive.
    Gary Beechener

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    HI gary , I have 2 boxes the same unopened and was told by a collector to use them as there was so many available they were not worth much,

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    Quote Originally Posted by laphroig View Post
    I have 2 boxes the same unopened and was told by a collector to use them as there was so many available they were not worth much,
    With Gary's off the market that should increase the value of your boxes by 0.005 pence per box

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    Everything is worth something, but sometimes the cost of making a market in it exceeds its value. Auction houses now have a minimum charge for selling.

    And as it's ammunition it can't be posted but has to go by carrier. Unless you find a local buyer who can, at his expense, collect them it's a dead duck.

    Use them? Not in my guns! Powder dries with age in paper cartridges and brass does funny things too. I wouldn't use them. Last older Eley stuff has corrosive, aka mercuric, primers! Be aware! You might, though it's unlikely from the style of these, have such.
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    I cant tell you where I got these from on here, but it makes great reading. Looks like 23 crows are going to get it then..........using an old gun as well...
    Gary Beechener

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