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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Two of these boxes of ammo are from WWII, 45 caliber. The upper box is 38 caliber. They are old and probably not fire. They are still sealed..
    I don'tremember where I got them, probably they were given to me.


    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Went through thousands of rounds of that ball ammo. After WWII it was practically given away.
    2. CWcollection CWcollection, 2 years ago
      Hi Blunderbuss
      I figured that there were tons of that ammo. At an army base near here there was a dumping ground where they dumped loads of ammo and a lot of stuff. When I was 13 or so I went there with a neighbor and picked up a lot of expended and un expended rounds. He was going to process and sell the brass. It was open and
      anyone could go in and pick up what was there. I picked up some some 90 volt batteries and wired them together and had 360 volt source that made a nice electric arc with carbon rods. Also some 50 cal rounds that I removed the projectiles and used the powder to burn mixed with magnesium powder from my chemistry set.
      I even clamped the empty casing in a big vise and detonated the primer. It was very loud and my mother came running out. We lived outside of town and there were many places the Air Force and army would dump much interesting stuff. Those were some days.

    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Love them. Just remember not to look down the barrel if it doesn't go boom right away. They probably still work but may not work right away.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      As kids, we brought in 4 gunny sacks of stuff from a Ft. McClellan, AL WWII training area. Neighbour's father got a bit excited when he saw those dud grenades & mortar rounds.

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