Old Live Ammo, good for the brass?

Old Live Ammo, good for the brass?

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    Old Live Ammo, good for the brass?

    I was digging through my cabinet and found a hand full of boxes of old ammo. At least the 60's or older. one box of Winchester 30-30, one box of 38spl, and three boxes of 25-36 an old military round I guess.

    Anyway, all three boxes are showing signs of mold like corrosion on the outside of the brass. Only spotty, and not on all of the rounds.I only have a gun for the 30-30, but don't want to shoot these "dirty" rounds for fear of damaging the gun, or myself in the event of a failure.

    Will the brass from these rounds possible be okay to stip down, clean up and reload, or is the it more likley the case, once the corrosion reaches the outside, they are trash.

    If they are possible salvagable, anyone know somebody with a 25-36, 60 rounds, softpoint, in brown boxes, the origional's.
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    I have shot a lot of ammunition from the 1930s and 1940s. Provided the corrosion has not pitted the cases, your 30-30 ammo should run fine. If it's just spotted, it will clean up and should reload. Given the availability of 30-30 brass, though, might not be worth the effort.
    The 25-36 is a Marlin round for their Model 93 rifle. It may be worth more to someone with such a rifle, as it has to be fairly collectible. Appears that rifle ended in the early 1920s according to Cartridges of the World.

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    David,

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll post a note down in the Buy/sell thread about the 25-36, like you said, might be worth something to someone with one of those guns. I guess I'll keep the 30-30' for now. Maybe use the bullets in some newer brass some time down the road, If I'm board one day.

    Thanks again.
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    $17.50 per cartridge.

    That's crazy. This is exactly what I have, box and everything. 60 rounds worth.

    Check them out.25-36
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    Rarer than I thought.... wow.
    Checking on where you might sell it --

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    i have shot old ammo 45 and 9mm ammo(ww2). it will not hurt your guns. have fun - go shooting.

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    Well if you sell it your gonna make a little cash on it .. wow 17.50 a Cartridge


    Quote Originally Posted by 4my son


    $17.50 per cartridge.

    That's crazy. This is exactly what I have, box and everything. 60 rounds worth.

    Check them out.25-36

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    25-36 Ammo

    Do you still have the three boxes of 25-36 Ammo as I may be interested since I have a 25-36 Marlin. Thanks.....deerchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 4my son View Post
    I was digging through my cabinet and found a hand full of boxes of old ammo. At least the 60's or older. one box of Winchester 30-30, one box of 38spl, and three boxes of 25-36 an old military round I guess.

    Anyway, all three boxes are showing signs of mold like corrosion on the outside of the brass. Only spotty, and not on all of the rounds.I only have a gun for the 30-30, but don't want to shoot these "dirty" rounds for fear of damaging the gun, or myself in the event of a failure.

    Will the brass from these rounds possible be okay to stip down, clean up and reload, or is the it more likley the case, once the corrosion reaches the outside, they are trash.

    If they are possible salvagable, anyone know somebody with a 25-36, 60 rounds, softpoint, in brown boxes, the origional's.

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    25-36 ammo

    Do you still have the three boxes of 25-36? Send reply to deerchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 4my son View Post
    I was digging through my cabinet and found a hand full of boxes of old ammo. At least the 60's or older. one box of Winchester 30-30, one box of 38spl, and three boxes of 25-36 an old military round I guess.

    Anyway, all three boxes are showing signs of mold like corrosion on the outside of the brass. Only spotty, and not on all of the rounds.I only have a gun for the 30-30, but don't want to shoot these "dirty" rounds for fear of damaging the gun, or myself in the event of a failure.

    Will the brass from these rounds possible be okay to stip down, clean up and reload, or is the it more likley the case, once the corrosion reaches the outside, they are trash.

    If they are possible salvagable, anyone know somebody with a 25-36, 60 rounds, softpoint, in brown boxes, the origional's.

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