This is a discussion on Old ammo... within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The 35 year old ammunition will be perfectly fine unless it shows visible signs of corrosion....
The 35 year old ammunition will be perfectly fine unless it shows visible signs of corrosion.
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Back in the 70’s I purchased a 1000 rounds of left over Korean War 45 auto ammo, and it came in its own military lock box.
I gave my Colt and the ammo to my father in law (retired Marine) who still uses that ammo when he visits the range with me.
So long as the ammo is kept in a cool dry place, and has no rust, spots or other signs of discharge, I’d give it a try.
It should be noted that any military ammo especially foreign, made prior to the 70s is quite possibly corrosive primed and WILL ruin the barrel if not promptly, and properly cleaned. BTW there is a different cleaning procedure for removing corrosive residue.
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The Box of Truth has several good articles on dealing with corrosive ammo.
The muzzle end of a .45 pretty much says, "Go Away" in every language.
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