Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'll take some

Officials in New York say that ammunition that has been found at the bottom of New York Harbor may be from a barge that broke up and dumped its cargo in the 1950's.  They say that the ammunition probably isn't dangerous because of water getting into the cartridges.

However, I'd like to be on the record as saying that if any of this ammunition is viable and sealed in spam cans, I'd be interested in taking it off of their hands.

I've got CMP .30-06 that was manufactured in 1953, and ComBloc 7.62x54r that was manufactured in the 1960's.  The cans the 54r came in look like they were buried under a tool shed behind an apartment building before they were dug up, dusted off, and sold to the importer.  The M-2 ball is in great shape, although it must have been stored in a cow barn somewhere in England until the CMP got hold of it.

It amazes me when people won't shoot bullets that are more than a couple of years old.  As long as they're intact and don't show corrosion, I'll use them.

If Secretary Panetta is interested in letting me dispose of any viable ammunition his crew may find, I can be contacted through the comments.  I'll be waiting.


Old NFO said...

I'm in :-) Oldest ammo I ever shot was 1898... It shot, but I'm surprised the bullet made it to the paper! We got a bunch of 30-06 one time that was FA-17 head stamped!

DaddyBear said...

Nothing like a functional antique!

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