I am new to your forum. I was a collector of centerfire milsurp rifles for many years, and during that time, I happened upon a good amount of ammo. Some I don’t know much, if anything, about.
Anyway, I have some 16 gauge pinfire paper shotgun shells. They are headstamped 16 Lerche with an eagle. They are not loaded, and I think they have been fired, but I don’t really know how to tell. They look like they may have been loaded, and perhaps unloaded manually without firing? Sorry for the ignorance, but I just don’t know. They did come with a couple wooden plungers which I assume were used to reload the empties.
Anyway, I was curious as to where these were made, and the approximate age & value. I couldn’t find much on the web. I have attached a couple pictures.
Thanks for your time, and have a good day