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G.I. Ammo cans, what is the market like?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Silver Fox, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am just curious if there is a need for ammo cans. Lately they have all but dried up and trying to find some is only at ridiculous prices. I am bidding on some lots and will know late next week what the outcome will be. I need a few but after that I am selling the rest. These will be various sizes. Is there anyone interested?

    SF-
     
  2. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    At the show last week in Vancouver, a guy was selling very nice 50 cal cans for $7 and 30 cal cans for $5. I only got 2 for some dumb reason :( compared to my local surplus store in Salem that wants $17 for 50 cal cans!!! And they only had 2, both of which were in poor shape.
    The gunshow guy had a huge stack of them, but they were going fast, so I would guess he may have been underpriced?
     
  3. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    No....50 cal cans were $5.99 ea at Sgt. Gator's in Boring as of last week...I bought a few more.
     
  4. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    Bob's in Longview usually has 30 cal for $8 and 50 cal for $10. They usually only have a few at a time, and they're not in great shape, but they're not too bad.
     
  5. sillyrabbit

    sillyrabbit Salem, Oregon Member

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    I'll take several if the price is right
     
  6. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    I would like 10 more, wish you were closer.
     
  7. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll take some at the right price, size.
     
  8. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Of the four .30 cal cans I bought at the show in Vancouver, they were all in really good shape.
     
  9. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    $5 to $7 on the .30, $7 to $10 on the .50. And that is for, like new. If they are beat up, half that price. Bill, the ammo can guy from the Portland area gunshows, buys them by the truckload from army base surplus. He has the best price, and consistent supply. The hard part is if you mail order, you pay $10 shipping, on a $5 can.
    Good luck Silver Fox, on your bidding!
     
  10. smonk

    smonk Oregon Member

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    There's a gun show in Portland this weekend and you can usually pick them up for 6-8 dollars each. Of course you'd have to drive to Portland and suffer through all of that eye candy at the show just to get them!
     
  11. CES07

    CES07 Portland, Oregon Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I've recently purchased ammo cans from a fellow in Portland by the name of Bruce who is selling great quality 30 cal. and 50 cal. cans for $8.00 each. He received a large shipment on 10/29/09. He's a great guy and said if anyone is in the market for them to contact him by e-mail (bruce1891cc@msn.com) or phone (503-639-0013).
     
  12. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    I just bought several today at the Eugene show, $7 for the 50's and $6 for the 30's. Some were in very nice shape
     
  13. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I bought 5 from Bruce today.. Great guy and quality.. he has plenty to sell, give him a call or email**
     
  14. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Down here There's Dan Dee Sales in Sweet Home.. Has a Great selection and good prices on them.
     
  15. JohnH

    JohnH Milwaukie Active Member

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  16. 41mag

    41mag sunny Orygun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I drove from Falon Nv to Vegas a few months back. In some small settlement a guy had about an acre under a few trees next to the state hwy...and had literally THOUSANDS of cans, in sizes & shapes I've never seen...all GI surplus and for great prices.

    Problem is, it's nearly a 2 day drive each direction.