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Old ammo question???

Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by Glide Rider, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Glide Rider

    Glide Rider Distinguished Poster

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    My Sweetie just got a 3" sp101 in 357 mag and I stopped at a local gun store to pick up some range ammo. After I gathered up some 38special to get her going on and some 357 for when she got used to it. I stumbled on some old Remington 38 special in plain white boxes of 50... Packed like 22's. 6 bucks a box! There nickle brass and lead ball nose.
    Just curious... How old are they? I know the Bridgeport plant closed in 83. I grabbed 3 and didn't want to be a greedy SOB so I left another 5 for the next guy. They were still there today and followed me home... Hate breaking up a family.
    Any guesses?
     
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  3. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

    Sum Gy Custom Firearms Distinguished Poster

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    My guess unless you got some winters behind you you need to call that ammo Mister and Sir!! :D:D
     
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  4. DoyleAlley

    DoyleAlley Distinguished Poster

    Nothing at all wrong with it unless you see visible signs of corrosion. People are still buying and shooting military ammo from WWI.
     
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  5. Glide Rider

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    Mister and sir... Lol... For being old farts they still get up and fly!
     
  6. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

    Sum Gy Custom Firearms Distinguished Poster

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    I believe I would hold on to that stuff!! Some collector will most likely want that!
     
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  7. Glide Rider

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    I got to wondering about that after the first box...
     
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  8. Quickeye

    Quickeye Vietnam & Persian Gulf Wars MSGO Supporter

    Jack First Inc used to sell antique cartridges. 7 or 8 years ago bought some .38 Colt Auto for a 1906 precursor to 1911 there.
    Even though they no longer sell, there may be somebody with infor on yours. Pleasant folks to deal with out of South Dakota, Phone:
    1-605-343-9544. They apprear to be gun enthusiasts rather than profiteers, and they can at least point you to someone who knows.:fyi:
     
  9. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    What a great find. Congrats
     
  10. Quickeye

    Quickeye Vietnam & Persian Gulf Wars MSGO Supporter

    I told the old geezer, now put it up someplace safe!!! Next time he comes to the shop; out it comes from the truck door, unprotected, but loaded. It's his gun for emergencies. Geezers, what ya gonna' do with 'em.

    ETA: It was in 98% or better. (He wouldn't sell or trade)