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Value of Old Ammo
Last Post 16 Feb 2013 10:34 PM by
. 7 Replies.
04 Feb 2013 07:56 PM
Is old ammunition worth anything?
04 Feb 2013 09:29 PM
it sure is there are a lot of guys that collect just ammo see them all the time at gun shows
05 Feb 2013 05:24 PM
I know one thing, I went to a auction a couple years ago of the estate of a guy who was a radio personality that I cannot remember his name and he collected ammo and had a bunch of precision tools.I could not believe the prices that ammo sold for. Matter of fact I got a nice CVA hawken style .54 for what I thought was a steal. He had some wooden bullets from WW 2 that went for a bunch.These were the one that scared the other side worst than the real bullets did. (cant remember which side made them) But yes there are serious collectors of old ammo and anything to do with it like powder containers, boxes and etc.
06 Feb 2013 07:34 AM
There's always a collector for something!! To get an idea about ammo's worth, check out
Should give you an idea what it's worth. As mentioned, the gun shows are a good choice and also check with a local mom/pop gun store.
08 Feb 2013 09:42 AM
have and buy and sell obsolete and hard to find ammo so you might want to check them out. You can also do a Google search and find more places that buy and sell old, obsolete, and hard to find ammo.
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09 Feb 2013 02:56 PM
cbrown6: Actually, those wooden bullets scared the hell out of our guys. They were made by the Japanese. I can remember my dad talking about them when I was a kid. They would splinter when you were hit by one. Made for a very nasty wound.
11 Feb 2013 08:55 AM
Actually , despite the common rumors of sinister intent , the wooden bullet ammo were simply training blanks and were used by many countries. According to an (extremely) old Japanese Infantry lieutenant I met, who had been stationed in northern China, their main use was in rapid fire -and- reloading drills and to accustom new recruits to the noise of firing. The Japanese issued them closer to the battle zones than other combatants in an effort to save strategic materials and they were found by US forces. Having never seen wooden bullet blanks, the GI rumor mill supplied an explanation that fit the common perception of the enemy. The wooden bullets only go about 50 yds and have almost no accuracy. The cast-iron-receiver Type 99 Arisakas that were found late in the war were specifically intended to fire this ammo in training schools and are dangerous to fire with standard 7.7mm ammo.
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16 Feb 2013 10:34 PM
I have about 4 boxes of old .22's in the original boxes. Some boxes are in 75 % condition. Some are in 90 % condition. All of of them have the original bullets in them, and are full.
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