Old 1911 ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mesinge2, Oct 10, 2015.

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  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    I picked this up for $5 at my Buddy's LGS.

    How old do you think it is?

    Any way to date it?

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  2. Barman54

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    Ammo Age

    What does the Headstamp say ?
    Should have a year stamped on it.

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    Yup. Should say WCC with two numbers (that are the year of manufacture) on the base.
     
  4. mesinge2

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    Thanks guys. I will check it out when I get home.
     
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    I have some 1943 ammo in the old 20 round cardboard boxes with cloth tape glued over the ends. About 8 years ago, I chronographed 5 rounds out of an Argentine/Colt 1911 and got 836 fps.

    That stuff seems to be immortal.
     
  6. mesinge2

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    WCC 69

    1969 then, right?
     
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    Not knowing anything about ammo coding, but having been in the USAF, I would have bet the rounds were made 7 Jun 69 (or possibly Jun/Jul 69) based on the LOT #.
     
  8. rondog

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    Yep, 1969. Shoot 'em up!
     
  9. Bullseye

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    Personally, I would not shoot them. I would bet they would shoot fine but for $5.00 I would just sit on them as a collectible. But that's just me.
     
  10. mesinge2

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    That's the idea
     
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    As often heard from knowledgeable folks who are politely saying "has no collector value."
     
  12. mesinge2

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    Yea, but if have plenty of other ammo.
     
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    Yeah, I'd keep it intact. Vietnam era ammo could have a following in another 50 years.
     
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    Sit on it. If you dont want it ill buy it for $10 and you can double your money. I have a stack of suff like that that has "no collector value". In 1909 the first penny made in San Francisco wasnt worth any more than a penny but now its worth WAY more! If it dont eat anything ill keep it around.
     
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    No current collector value for that, but it is good for shooting and reloading. Assuming it's still legal to own in 50 years, you'll definitely double your money if you hold on to it for that long.
     
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    WWII and WWI ammo I won't shoot, I collect that stuff. But anything newer is fair game to me. I've got a bunch of Greek HXP M2 ball from 1968 for my Garand, and I've been shooting the hell out of it. Great ammo!
     
  17. W.E.G.

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    50 years.

    Even at my age, that sounds like a long time.
     
  18. David E

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    Because it is!
     
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    A friend of mine at work gave me 2 boxes just like that one, I think head stamped 68 (can't remember for sure) I shot one box and gave the other to a good friend of mine, he likely still has them.
     
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