View Full Version : On-line or mail order source for surplus ammo cans?

Jeff, CA
November 3, 2001, 08:06 PM
The only thing available locally is rusted junk, and the prices are outrageous ($12.50 for the little 30 cal :mad: ).

Has anyone ordered these from Cheaper Than Dirt? I seem to recall sometime back they were also advertising reconditioned ones for not too much more. Anyone know about these?

November 3, 2001, 09:03 PM
J&G (www.jgsales) has them for $8 a can..

Good Guy
November 3, 2001, 10:40 PM
Try a gun show. Just picked up a dozen brand new 50 cal cans for $4.50 each at the last show (30 cal cans were cheaper). If you include the price of admission and parking it works out to about $5.50 per ammo can, still not too bad.

November 5, 2001, 08:54 AM

I ordered two cans with my last order of ammo. They had them on sale for $4/can.


November 7, 2001, 07:27 AM

4 for $12 (.50 cal)

Jeff, I too am sickened by the prices of these things in gunstores. First time i saw them for $12 a piece, I actually asked the guy what was inside them!


Tom B
November 7, 2001, 08:01 AM
Just order some "canned heat special" ammo from Ga Arms. Ammo is great and it comes in the ammo cans or Email me with address and send some shipping and I will send you some free cans that I have laying in my garage.:)

November 12, 2001, 07:37 AM
Wow, that's a little steep. Here in Va at the shows, I don't pay anymore than $2.50 a can, and I usually hold out til I find them for $2.

You might want to try to hit an out-of-state gunshow.

November 14, 2001, 12:31 AM
Saw a stack of new ones at last Saturday's SF Cowpalace gunshow for $3.50.....They were selling.:)

don't shoot it's me
November 14, 2001, 03:21 PM

November 14, 2001, 11:04 PM
Can't get that site to work...


November 14, 2001, 11:05 PM