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Old June 6, 2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Surplus U.S. Military Ammo Found-Questions

I was cleaning out a friends garage this week and found several full green cans of ammo, 800 rounds of .45 ACP. Also, I found .30 caliber Match by Frankford Arsenal and .30 AN-M2 by Remington Arms and clips of ammo. All of it is 1960 or 1961 and it is in perfect condition. What is it worth?

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Old June 6, 2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Maybe a bunch, maybe nothing at all; if this was just sitting in the garage for all that time, who knows how many times it cycled from cold to hot and back again, what the humidity was, or anything else about it. If you can test-fire 40 or 50 rounds of each with no hang-fires or duds, then it might be worth something, but until you do that, it's a big unknown.
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Old June 6, 2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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In the original box with the box, and ammo both in good condition it might be worth a little more than factory new ammo to a collector of memorabillia. There was a lot of milsurp ammo that sold for peanuts back in the day. Though that eventualy dired up.

Otherwise it is just shooter grade ammo. Not sure on a price, just do not expect an exubantly high price thinking it is uber rare ammo for antique shops to sell.
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Old June 6, 2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Definately test fire some so you can say it is good, safe ammo. Then list it on auction.
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Old June 8, 2013, 12:34 AM   #5
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I see .45 ACP a shows offered at anywhere from $30 a box to over $60. The .30-06 will go for around 75 cents to a buck a round on average. Unless you have a lot of it and it's good ammo, the match will have no premium. Of course you will probably need to price it lower if you want to move it quickly.
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