Collecting Ammunition

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:50 am

I got some more a few weeks ago. 2 full boxes of 38 Short Rim Fire that the ammo was a bit corroded and took a lot of work to get them cleaned enough to stop the problem. They are probably 100 years old.

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Post by Biglever » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:03 am

Very cool

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Post by 556NATO » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:54 pm

Great stuff right there!

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Post by USMC69 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:54 pm

That's impressive. I wish I had something to offer here but sorry nope.

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I am curious where you're finding all this old ammo? a collector perhaps ?

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Post by Biglever » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:11 am

Gun shops, ebay, gun shows, yard sales.

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Post by jimg11 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:01 pm

Looking through my foto time pictures I have found a few more boxes that I have not looked at in a while. It is nice to have a picture of the box and a round.

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This box of E C S 1943 WW2 45 steel cased ammo is above the very interesting book "BULLETS BY THE BILLION" that tells story of how Chrysler Corp. was asked a few days after Pearl Harbor was asked if they had any plant that Ordinance Dept. could use to manufacture Ammunition. The Assembly plant in Evansville, Indiana was offered as there would not be any Plymouth Cars or Dodge Trucks assembled there for the duration of the War. In less than 2 years there were more than 3 billion .45 ACP cartridges produced and almost half a Billon .30 Cal. Carbine rounds and hundreds of thousands of other specialty types of ammunition. They made so much ammo that Ordnance Dept. stopped the ammo lines and had the plant recondition 1662 Sherman Tanks and rebuild 4,000 Army Trucks.

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Post by Biglever » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:31 pm

Very cool stuff.
On this date August 9th, 1918 the US government ordered automobile production to Halt by January 1, 1919, and convert to Military production.

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:51 pm

Some more boxes with a round or more.

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Post by jimg11 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:43 pm

Being a Smith & Wesson guy Smith & Wesson boxes have a special place in my heart.

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Post by jimg11 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:07 am

Biglever wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:08 pm
Thanks, I hope they can have it as well

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20200511_145531.jpgThis is an old box of 45/70 ammo , don't have any of the
Rounds, just the box, though it looked kinda neet20200511_145557.jpg

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20200511_150355.jpgHas the reloading info on the back
I just noticed that my Winchester 45-70-405 2 piece box was different than yours.

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