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Old 12-23-2019, 08:19 AM
SUPERX-M1 SUPERX-M1 is offline
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Default US military ball 45 may be a collectible

Might be hard to actually sell tho.

One site had single rnds fro a buck , full boxes much less than 50 bux.

Also, saw very old small gun oil, Hoppes solvent , and those for household use as my Gulf Oil cans, for 10 bux. Again, prob hard to sell. So, interesting little collectible item to keep in gun room on display.

I do not know the true status of the market, prices. Am just making comments on what I saw on one or two sites.

So , should we shoot up that ammo? I am saving my 2 boxes of wra win ball1968 to keep with my two 1911ai's .
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Old 12-23-2019, 03:31 PM
tomky tomky is offline
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Location: Owensboro, KY
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Cool Keep em

I'm no collectability expert, but I would keep them with my GI 1911. That is, if and when my RNG comes up.
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Old 12-23-2019, 05:35 PM
moparclan moparclan is offline
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Location: NE Arizona
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Bought a 600 round sardine can of .45 acp repacked by Evansville Chrysler in 1944. The can was damaged and broken open on one end so I shot one box and vacuum sealed the other boxes. These had steel case, copper washed bullets and black tinted primers. The case head stamp is marked E C S 43.
Pretty sure that it was corrosive so I totally took the 1911 apart and gave it a hot soapy water bath, dried and lubed up.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:55 PM
iprfr69 iprfr69 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Washington State
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Some prices are not out of line with current ball prices, But like anything else some people think they have a gold mine. I have bought many boxes of both USGI National Match for my 1911 Bulls eye .45 and my 1944 Remington Rand from places like GB. I do have WW2 ammo just for the heck of it. it goes real nice with the WW2 ration books that my family had during the war.
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:06 PM
Dana1911 Dana1911 is offline
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Location: Pennsylvania
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30-40 years ago, I bought 5-20 round boxes of .45 ball, with woven pull strap to open. Cost was $2.00 each. They were 1936 Frankford Arsenal, I believe, and there was a 50% failure rate. But the unopened packs look great and the misfires with dimpled primers always raise an eyebrow. Merry Christmas fellow enthusiasts. Dana
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