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old ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by deann, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. deann

    deann oregon Active Member

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    found 3 boxes of .45 in my dads shop,1 box is remmington head stamp marked 60 best i can tell thats 1960,the other are twin city arsenal probaly same era,ammo is a bit tarnished, want to know how to clean them up and will they fire alright? please give me your input... thanks
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Put them in your vibratory media tumbler and they should clean up just fine. As far as firing goes, as long as they weren't exposed to any oil, my guess would be they should fire fine. Ammo from 1960 isn't really what I would call "old."
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tarnished, but not corroded? shoot 'em. :) If the ammo is actually corroded, brass turning green and with powdery residue, I'd advise against shooting them. If the brass is corroded it will be weakened.
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    ought to work just fine, I fire ww2 vintage stuff all the time
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Windex.jpg

    Windex, the Corrosive Ammo shooter’s best friend.
     
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  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dad bought some of this stuff (30-06) in the early 60's. I haven't shot any in 10 years or so, but wouldn't hesitate to shoot more if needed. Now a days, it's kinda collectible if it's still in the box. Something to consider.
     
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  7. deann

    deann oregon Active Member

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    ok thanks
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Op, just a side note here but I am a Duke fan, that bottle in your avatars hand is just like the Duke whiskey I just bought.:D
     
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  9. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Just be sure the True Grit is in your avatar and not your ammo box. ;)
     
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