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Do any of you gentlemen have this problem: ammo and supplies for firearms that are long gone? I did a major cleaning of the gun room a few days ago. Below is a pic of extra stuff I found in cabinets and boxes I no longer have rifles for or have rifles I am not shooting as they are spoken for, It’s amazing how much stuff accumulates!! The spring, summer, and now the fall guns shows are cancelled due to the virus so I guess it will sit awhile.




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2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation

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Posts: 6398 | Location: Willow, Alaska | Registered: 29 June 2009Reply With Quote
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Yes the last time in sold reloading items I "No longer needed"

I ended up with a rifle that needed them.
 
Posts: 16096 | Location: wis | Registered: 21 April 2001Reply With Quote
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I never sell anything.

Everyone who has anything they do not want bring it here.

Example, had a whole stack of 8x57 ammo brought in.

Turns out was made in Egypt 113 years ago!!

I have old rifles for this cartridge, but never use them.

So I thought of trying something.

I removed the bullets and powder from a whole case of ammo.

Powder was flake??!!

Never seen flake powder in a rifle cartridge before.

And knowing where it came from, I tried it in the 308 Winchester, 7-08 Remington and 6mm Norma .

Worked like a charm, with excellent accuracy.

Was also give a box of naval flares, expired over 20 years ago.

We opened them up - they were 4 different types.

Powder was smokeless, so we mixed the lot.

I use it for light loads in the 357 Magnum and 44 Magnum revolvers.

Again, works like a charm.

My friend from the navy who brought them never stops telling people what they ended up for, instead of being destroyed! clap


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Cool You need to shoot more. I know some people do not like leftovers. popcorn
 
Posts: 2033 | Location: Ohio | Registered: 26 June 2000Reply With Quote
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If you never sell a gun, you won't have that problem.


And I too, have "leftovers". I hang on to them, "just in case"...


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Posts: 1116 | Location: Bismarck, ND | Registered: 31 August 2006Reply With Quote
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Neither I, nor anyone I know, ever sells anything that may deemed by others to be surplus.
It makes for a better Estate Sale when you die. Then someone else will repeat the cycle.
Nothing to worry about. Keep hoarding. I even keep old barrels, (300 by now at least), WW2 jeep parts, and scrap iron. Ammo, etc. It doesn't go bad.
I tell guys who want exorbitant prices for stuff, no problem, I'll get it from your widow.
 
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I have masses of reloading surplus - mostly for reloading shotgun rounds.

Also have some 7X61 S&H dies and brass that I have kept for many years. Dunno why since that rifle is now a 7mm RM.
 
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Posts: 1874 | Location: Seattle Washington, USA | Registered: 19 January 2004Reply With Quote
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I guess you are correct, gentlemen. Here is what I found:


Top row, left to right:
250 Savage 5 boxes
350 no2 Rigby 120 rounds loaded ammo
450 3 1/4” new brass 6 boxes plus 80 rounds in plastic
500 3” BELL brass 3 1/2 boxes; 2 1/2 boxes are new BELL
450 no2 5 new boxes of BELL brass from the early 1990s
600 nitro several boxes of fired brass and 3 boxes of new Bertram
45-90 two 50 round boxes
577 3” five boxes new
20-577 three boxes new
50-70 bag of 50 rounds
577-500 no2 3 plastic boxers of ammo, 2 new Bertram
300 Weatherby 6 boxes
450-400 3 1/4 7 boxes new Hornady

Middle row, left to right:
50-110 Winchester
405 Winchester brass, ammo, new Bertram brass
348 Winchester-bag, box, green box
475 no2
500 nitro three boxes
50-95 Winchester
450-400 3”, 50 in plastic
45 Colt 5 boxes
458 Winchester magnum <2 boxes
303 British in 50 round green box
375 H&H 7 boxes

Bottom row, left to right:
450-400 3” new brass
470 Norma brass, new 50 rounds
30-30 Remington 3 boxes once fired
10-bore brass cases 2 7/8”
577 Snider 100 rounds, 1/2 are new brass
12-bore brass and plastic cases 2 1/2”
500 x 3 1/4 Bertram brass, new
10 bore plastic cases cut to 2 7/8” (ammo can, bag, bowl)


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Cal Pappas, Willow, Alaska
www.CalPappas.com
www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation

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Posts: 6398 | Location: Willow, Alaska | Registered: 29 June 2009Reply With Quote
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I'd look through all the stacks of stuff in the shop and garage but I don't want to disturb the trilobites.
 
Posts: 672 | Location: paradise with an ocean view | Registered: 09 April 2002Reply With Quote
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Cal,
I'm sending you my address via PM !

I'm homeless and have no arms or legs !

Please send the GOODIES to me FREE and I will find a good home for them ! Big Grin Roll Eyes flame

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Posts: 413 | Location: Long Island, New York | Registered: 04 January 2008Reply With Quote
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Cal:

You have too much free time on your hands!
Very nice the way you have things sorted out
and "displayed" so you can find 'em.

I have a 20' x 50' shop things have piled up
til the only trail thru one side keeps caving
in. Must be 2-3 ton of 4' or less steel under
the bench. Ohh, the bench is 34' long and it'd
take half hour to find the top of it!

Friend has said my bench's are at the:
"angle of repose".

George


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Posts: 4789 | Location: Pueblo, CO | Registered: 31 January 2006Reply With Quote
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Cal,
Just the ammo I have loaded up and if I shot 1000 rounds a day I couldn't shoot it all up before I die, and I could say the same for when I was half my present age..Thats just ammo not counting gunsmithing tools or loading tools. I have a 150 screw drivers made up into scrapers, if Im stocking a rifle and can't find a proper scraper I grab a screw driver and grind it to fit the project, I buy old screw drivers for 25 to 50 cents apiece in pawn shops. The oldest ones are good steel, I use old hacksaw blades teeth ground flat, for scrapers, and old files..about all it accomplishes these days is Im getting my monies worth out of them and they can't be beat for shaping and cut smooth as a babys butt and sanding time is cut to more than half..Shop is a pile of junk but I know where every thing is!! rotflmo

I know the feeling! shocker


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