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Old 03-02-2013, 12:54 PM
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My dad the other day Gabe me a bag from the eighties full of scattered ammo. I've seen this bagbag throughout my child hood. Ammo on appearance looks fine, but I know it's just been in the garage. If it were a small about I'd toss it, my quotation is what are the odds somethings wrong with it?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:55 PM
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Wow auto correct hates me
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:56 PM
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From the eighties, I'd say you are fine. Just go shoot it.
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Its probably dangerous, so I will dispose of this hazardous material for you.
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Old 03-02-2013, 1:04 PM
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Ammo from the 80s isn't old. Visually inspect and shoot it!
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LOL, I was thinking "Is the OP drunk or am I?"
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LOL, I was thinking "Is the OP drunk or am I?"
Now more questions than answers, Vic.
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Old 03-02-2013, 1:55 PM
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Ammo from the eighties is not old. People still have and regularly shoot much, much older ammo. Are they reloads or factory? Will not make a difference as to age just in who loaded and do I trust them?
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Old 03-02-2013, 2:06 PM
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You need to send them to me so I can add them to my collect.. Oh, I mean properly dispose of them!
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I have shot a box of .22lr ammo from the 70's and it worked fine zero ftf's or fte's.
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Old 03-02-2013, 2:09 PM
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You're worried about ammo from the 80's? I better toss out all of this stuff from the 60's then.
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I have ammo from the 80s also. Found it in the pockets of my old pair of parachute pants. Shot great!!!
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I've shot ammo from the 40's and it functioned fine. As long as the ammo has been stored properly it should be fine.
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Old 03-02-2013, 2:43 PM
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I'm 55.I've shot ammo older than I am without issues.If it's clean and was stored properly,should be like new.
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That's what I meant! Storage. It doesn't look corroded or anything, but was in a sports bag from break dancing days. AlL factory ammo. I'll just make sure I wear glasses. Wife is out tomorrow so I'll sneak off and spend four or five hundred of it
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Could be unstable, I'll dispose of it for you.
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I found about 1,000 rounds of this in an old ammo can at my parents house. I think it's from the 60's.

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I found about 1,000 rounds of this in an old ammo can at my parents house. I think it's from the 60's.

I would not shoot these, they probably have collector value...
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1880s or 1980s? One is old, the other should be just fine.
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Thanks I'll put them in my lowcapacity clips tomorrow and bust some caps. Speaking of which I found some high capacity mags I can't use in another box. No idea what they're for. How can I find out
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You LUCKY BASTARD!!!!!!!!
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Thanks I'll put them in my lowcapacity clips tomorrow and bust some caps. Speaking of which I found some high capacity mags I can't use in another box. No idea what they're for. How can I find out
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Looks like a m1 carbine but I could be wrong
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Old 03-02-2013, 8:18 PM
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The ammo that fits into it said 30 carbine
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M1 Carbine.
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Old 03-02-2013, 8:47 PM
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Hmmm. I should buy one. There are at least two dozen magazines and tons of ammo..
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I shoot 7.62x39 from the 60's n 70's outa my SGL-21 all the time. Your good to go. Just check the bullet seating if anything.

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if you don't feel 'comfortable'.. ill test it out for you!!!
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Hmmm. I should buy one. There are at least two dozen magazines and tons of ammo..
Most definitely get one - one of the more fun guns to shoot IMO, and you already have a stash of mags and ammo!
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Those are m1 carbine mags. Those style are highly dangerous I will help you out and buy them from you as rebuild kits. seriously though if you want to sell em pm me. Ammo too.
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Yeah I never sell anything gun related. Always a great asset. And I've always got spare change hiding somewhere for a new gun. Thanks guys.
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should be ok, i shot up a bunch of vietnam era ammo. Not one problem.
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Your AMMO is bad. Please send to me for propper disposal and with a check for $29.95 for disposal fee.
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I inherited a 1902 colt .38 auto and a .357 python with tons of ancient ammo from my grandad who was a Deputy Sheriff. The .357 ammo is from the 60's and the .38 auto ammo is quite a bit older. I've not had a problem with the .357 stuff, but the older .38 ammo fails to fire about 10% of the time. I'm amazed that old ammo even fires at all.
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I inherited a 1902 colt .38 auto and a .357 python with tons of ancient ammo from my grandad who was a Deputy Sheriff. The .357 ammo is from the 60's and the .38 auto ammo is quite a bit older. I've not had a problem with the .357 stuff, but the older .38 ammo fails to fire about 10% of the time. I'm amazed that old ammo even fires at all.
Why is it amazing? It should work fine as long as it was stored reasonably well. There are people that shoot surplus from the 40's and even older without issue. Lead and brass certainly aren't going to go bad, primer and powder are actually pretty stable.
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Check the markings on the mags and make sure they are for a USGI carbine.Find out what carbine mag it is before you go out and buy a rifle.
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