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steve45
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USA
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Posted - 07/04/2004 :  12:24:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have about a 150 rounds of mixed headstamp military .45 auto ammunition. Some headstamps are FA 26, USCCO 18, PCCO 18, USCCO 17, Bullets look like steel but may be nickel plated or something because there is no rust on them. Do these have any collectors value or is this blasting ammo?

oldammo
Junior Member

USA
153 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2004 :  12:56:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, Loose they aee blasting Ammo. The problem is a lot of it won't fire. There are a lot of 20 round boxes from the 20s that will not fire at all. They are floating around auctions and Gunshows They look good but do not blast. If you want them for display they display well. The other issue is that they are corrosive.

Old Ammo, have lots always looking for more.
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steve45
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USA
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Posted - 07/04/2004 :  2:20:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Oldammo.

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Iconoclast
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USA
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Posted - 07/05/2004 :  02:10:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bullets have a cupro-nickel coating which is standard for the era; you'll see it on 6.5 Navy, .30 US, .30-03 and .30-06 rounds as well. Gilding metal (copper colored) was adopted between the World Wars.

The Peters (PCCo 18) and FA 26 might be of some marginal value; those are much less common than the others. But there is nothing there which will keep you up at night kicking yourself if you shoot it. Bear in mind this is *all* corrosive primed ammunition and clean the firearm(s) accordingly.

"There is nothing lower than the human race - except the French." (Mark Twain) ". . . And liberals / DemoWipes" (me)
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steve45
Senior Member

USA
2382 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2004 :  11:44:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Iconoclast.

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mrmike08075
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USA
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Posted - 07/05/2004 :  6:19:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
USC CO
FA

they both have stong followings among the serious and amatuer collector and enthusiest. my father collects ammo from both companies on an entry level, beginner basis. some specific years and rounds are potentialy worth quite a bit of money, and are desired by serious collectors.

we collect what we find interesting, and generaly only when its cheap, but there is a market and intrest for your items.

best regards, mike.

What other dungeon is so dark as ones own heart, what jailer so inexorable as ones own mind.
contact me at the shop at waltsgun@aol.com best regards, mike.
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steve45
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USA
2382 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2004 :  12:37:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank You mrmike08075.

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