Target Balls

Glass Target Balls

Modern day skeet target shooting, in which the shooter uses a shotgun to attempt to hit a clay disk (a pigeon) launched into the air at some distance, has its origins in the late nineteenth century. Prior to that time these events used thousands and thousands of live birds, usually pigeons, for their targets. Beginning in about 1876 a scarcity of birds and a growing social sense that this type of [...] Click here to continue reading.

DuPont Gunpowder Cans

Gunpowder Cans of the E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company

Gunpowder cans and kegs produced by E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company represent products from the oldest gunpowder manufacturer in America. There are a greater variety of cans produced by this company than any other; consequently they have become very desirable to collectors. Prices of these cans have risen dramatically, with the rarer examples becoming very difficult to find.

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