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Old 07-06-2012, 12:09 AM
AZTrooper110 AZTrooper110 is offline
 
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Default WWII .45 Pistol Ammunition - Anyone?

I came into possession of a little cardboard box labeled:

PISTOL BALL
Steel Case Ammuniiton
Caliber .45 M1911
Ammunition Lot E.C. 24779XG
Evansville Ordinance Plant

There are 25 rounds in the box, all marked E C 43

Does anyone here collect these boxes or the ammunition? The ammunition is corroded, but the box is in good shape except for some staining.

I love history, and if anyone is interested, I will give it away, just send me shipping cost. For someone with a display or shadow box of WWII stuff, I think it would be a nice addition. I can send pictures on request.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:10 AM
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That's very nice of you, I'm sure someone will be thrilled with it.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:44 AM
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I am interested. I am located in Greer SC 29651. Let me know how much for shipping.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:47 AM
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Very generous of you. One warning on this WW2 and earlier 45 auto ammo....It is viciously corrosive. I shot about 50 rounds of similar ammo and cleaned my usual way. Broke down the pistol and scrubbed with hot soapy water with s tight bronze brush, rinsed well, dried, then oiled well. A week later I took it out of the safe and the bore was encrusted with light orange rust. I guess I didn't get all the salts out, but I clean my 1903's & Lee Enfields like that I've never had an issue.

I repeated the cleaning and the pistol is fine....I would think since the barrel is so small, you would do well to soak it, submerged in the hot water & soap solution...(at least thats what I'm gonna do from now on)..
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:49 AM
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Let me step up for second in line.....I collect old ammo, particularly WWII.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:49 AM
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Man-it sucks being late! I have a '43 Colt bring back from Iwo Jima that would have made a great shadow box. Oh well!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:57 AM
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FWIW - Hobby Lobby has these shadowboxes. I bought two on sale for about $20 each. They're plenty deep enough, and have a hinged lid with a magnetic latch. I just haven't messed with them because I haven't figured out how to mount my 1911's in them, and I'm very nervous about displaying guns on the wall where anybody can take them. Done right though, I'm sure you could take them down and put them in the safe when you leave the house.

This photo came from the web, but my boxes are identical.

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Old 07-06-2012, 10:20 AM
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+1 on the corrosive salts.... I messed up a camp carbine when I was younger shooting WW2 surplus .45 ammo...
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:42 PM
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I am interested. I am located in Greer SC 29651. Let me know how much for shipping.
Jmark has got first dibbs... I will let you know if I run across another one...



ETA: After talking to both FedEx and UPS, I had no idea shipping ammo was such a pain in the ******. This is a great learning experience! Will try to get the shipping cost info on Monday
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:35 AM
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Jmark has got first dibbs... I will let you know if I run across another one...



ETA: After talking to both FedEx and UPS, I had no idea shipping ammo was such a pain in the ******. This is a great learning experience! Will try to get the shipping cost info on Monday
Do a search here. Biggest thing is you have to mark it as ammo "ORM-D".

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....=Shipping+ammo

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