Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ohihunter2014, Apr 13, 2019.
The boxes are an off white color.
ohihunter, Some of it might be collectible,etc. so I'm not suggesting, just mentioning a possible option. When I was still in LE, it was not unusual for family, widows, etc. to turn in ammo to the PD. They wanted to dispose of it all safely and legally, so we would take it off their hands for destruction. Some of it was obviously not old,e.g., ammo from Walmart in current packaging, full ammo boxes never even removed from the Walmart plastic bag,etc. All impounded for destruction...
If anything has a bar code on the box/package it is NOT collectable and should be good to go. If it is not corroded on the outside and looks to be factory and not a reload I would try them if I had a firearm in that caliber as well. YMMV
Lots of lawbreakers in OH then. lol
In the last few years I have fired ammo head-stamped 1917, 1919, 1938, and 1951. All fired reliably.
I have also fired .22 CB, short, long and long rifle that was 40 to 60 years old with only a couple of the very old shorts that failed. The shorts, by the way, had fallen behind a mantelpiece and rested above a wall heater for about half-a-century. Not the best storage conditions.
Bottom line: I wouldn't want to rely on this ammo but I wouldn't discard it just because it is old.
Now the reloads - I'd pull the bullets and dump the powder in the garden.
Like the man said, I’ll pay the shipping.
Me too! I'm an amateur collector and I love looking through piles of old ammo.
Stepping on my toes now, are ya?
Nah, you were first!
Just remember you're not supposed to ship ammo in the mail.
Just came in from shooting up the last of a Federal Bulk pack of 22's that were at least 20-25 years old.
They all went "bang" and hit, (well most of them hit), the target ...
I have a bunch of Chinese brass .223 from the 90's that always goes bangs.
Pretty sure it's not illegal to use fireworks.... most states allow you to use them IF you get a permit to do so. Most Americans don't like to get permits to do something that shouldn't require one, especially fireworks on Independence Day.
As for the ammo, why turn it into the police? List it for free on Armslist or this forum.
Some time ago i dragged out some .30 caliber ammunition made in 1944. Fired from my Remington 700 rifle that ammo made 2.25-3" five shot groups at 125 yards. Not one misfire: Not bad for 75 year old ammo.
The ammo wouldn't be turned into the police and will be broken down per the families request. The fireworks would be if it were my decision. The father is a retired chemist so who knows if this is legit fireworks or something he concocted in the basement. The soaking in a bucket sounds like a good idea.
What does that guy on the History Channel that hunts gators say?
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