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Old 04-23-2017, 1:24 AM
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I recently purchased an old 4 screw smith revolver & the seller included with the sale 4 full boxes of some old Peters 158 lead ball 38 special police match and a box of some other older Remington ammo.... all of it is loaded into nickle cases

I am wondering should I shoot, sell, pull or toss it - I am not an ammo collector not do I want to screw up my new to me pre-model 15
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Wow! You won't have any problem selling that. I've seldom seen such fresh boxes of such old ammo.
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No idea if that ammo has value as a collectible. If not, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it.
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Old 04-23-2017, 4:25 AM
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that ammo is worth 50-60bucks to collectors sell it.
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Old 04-23-2017, 6:17 AM
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Sell it or shoot it...either would work. That ammo looks clean, I would shoot it without hesitation.
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The boxes are in great shape. The ammo isn't going to hurt your gun at all but, you should really sell it to someone who will appreciate it more. I'd be willing to trade you 200 rounds of new Winchester white box for it but, you can probably get more than that.
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If the cartridge cases look as good as those boxes, I'd shoot it if it were me. The blue box is cool looking....I'd figure something to do with it after shooting the rounds.
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It won't damage your gun. The worst that could happen is some won't fire due to dead primers or powder. But, as others have said, it might be a collector's & worth something.
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thanks guys, the boxes are not in the greatest shape in my opinion... but then again I don't know anything about this stuff either.

I guess I will be listing in for sale here shortly, once I get around to taking pictures of each individual box - in anybody is interested I will be listing in the C&R section rather than the ammo section until a MOD tells me otherwise.
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Best of luck selling it...I had a big coffee can full of pre-WW2 rounds, some going back to the 1890s and had trouble giving them away let alone selling them.
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Shoot em up...
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Put 'em up on GunBroker, for a reasonable price, and see if there's any interest.

If no bites after a week, shoot it up.
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Best of luck selling it...I had a big coffee can full of pre-WW2 rounds, some going back to the 1890s and had trouble giving them away let alone selling them.
You have to market it to collectors, not just some trigger-yanking monkey.
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I think there's a collectors market for those. The boxes are in pretty good shape overall.
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