Old ammo question


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TheDutchman
August 22, 2004, 09:13 PM
I was given some old ammo by my dad and was just wondering is it worth anything ?
Lake City Ordnance 1962 M72 173gr. 30 06
Winchester Western Super X 12 Ga 2 3/4 #6 shot paper cases
Winchester Super Speed 12Ga 2 3/4 #7 1/2 shot paper case
Federal Nyclad .357 Mag 158 Gr semi wadcutter hollow point
Should I shoot this ammo or does it have a monetary or collectors value.

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nitesite
August 22, 2004, 09:58 PM
The Lake City .30-06 is better ammunition than most of the surplus ammo available from foreign countries, no matter its age. I'd shoot it. Not of much collector value.

The Federal Nyclad .357 SWCHP is some pretty cool personal protection ammunition, and might be worth keeping. Keep in mind, though, that there are still better-designed rounds for personal defense. But it would certainly be worth taking to a gun show just to see what it might be worth, especially if in intact and full boxes.

The paper cartridges for the shotgun are definitely "don't shoot" items, not because of any danger, but because they are by far the rarest of the cartridges you mention. Hang on to 'em for another 10 years and you'll be amazed what thay might bring; again more priceless of in whole/intact boxes.

nitesite

TheDutchman
August 23, 2004, 10:09 AM
Yep all the boxes are intact

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