Winchester Leader 8 gauge


#1

I have a 2 piece box with 17 Winchester Leader 8 gauge paper shells in it. These are factory loaded black powder shells loaded with 7 drams and 2oz of bb’s. I can not find any information on these black powder shells. Any help is appreciated.
Phil


#2

Here is a few pictures



#3

This may help, scroll down a bit cartridge-corner.com/winch.htm


#4

Thanks for the information. Anyone know how rare the 8 gauge Black powder shells are? I am not new to Classic SXS but am just now getting into doing research on Vintage shot shells.


#5

In my experience BP loads are found more often in brass shells than paper. I’d think/guess this load was for waterfowl (geese) & probably not common, but not rare by any means. The box is worth a bit, see Ted Bacyk’s shotshell boxes book

Nice Box.

Late with the red W on the ends but pre-Olin.

if you turn the top right way around the cross-out notes smokeless shells.


#6

Thanks for the information. Is there much interest in the collectability of these shells? Any idea on value is appreciated.
Thanks Phil