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Oh Golly Gosh...How old is this box of hollow point "Flying Ashtray" ammunition? :confused:
And I am older than that! :eek:
I thought some of you younger forum members might enjoy seeing this photo of SUPER VEL vintage ammo.
This was THE Kick A$$ .45acp Ammo of the day.
And they still look like they were just made yesterday.
 

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And I am older than that!
Shucks QK - THAT old is it?!! :banana:

Bet is was mega spendy when available - hmmm - box of 50 - in today's meney could well have been $50 or more.
 

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Trying To Remember

if Super Vel was the first Bright Nickel Plated Cartridge Case .45acp Ammo...or not?
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"woh I wouldn't mind having a box or two of those. Are the cases reloadable?"

Yep, reloadable. I only have this one box.
As much as I am really wanting to shoot them all up...I think I'm going to just hold onto them for a few years & see how much it climbs in value. I remember it was fairly EXPENSIVE ammo back then.
 

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Euclidean said:
I've actually heard about these. Never thought I'd see them.
I've actually shot them.

Yes, I'm that old! :eek:
 

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Thinking About It

I am More Vintage than an old box of Super Vel.

Super Vel went out of business in 1976 just FYI

I think (way back when) the Secret Service used the 110 gr .357 Super Vel loading.
 

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Similar theme - here is a small selection of old .22 mostly - some is the old, old copper type cases - very corroded now and most will not fire. I have had some of these since early 60's.

Just a bit more ammo history.


 

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QK, not sure if Super Vel was the nickel-plated .45 ACP factory fodder, either. I do have a box of 1970s vintage "Federal Match" .45 ACP with nickel-plated cases, though. At nearly $10 (when I bought it), I thought THAT was pricey!
 

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Here's My Pix

My modest collection of military .45 ACP ball ammo.
 

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Crunch - you too are giving away your age! :biggrin:

Good to see some old stuff being kep.
 

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Crunch - you too are giving away your age! :biggrin:

Good to see some old stuff being kept.
 

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Bud Welcome Back!

I don't see any gauze bandages on your forehead so...I'm guessing that your initial debut with The Glorious Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum went OK? :biggrin:

That looks so nice.

Concerning the Super Vel ammo. You get it when I croak. :dead:
You hafta wait till then. :wink: I'll keep the box in a Zip Loc bag for ya.
 

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QKShooter said:
I don't see any gauze bandages on your forehead so...I'm guessing that your initial debut with The Glorious Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum went OK? :biggrin:

That looks so nice.

Concerning the Super Vel ammo. You get it when I croak. :dead:
You hafta wait till then. :wink: I'll keep the box in a Zip Loc bag for ya.




Done Deal ... Nope 500 isnt that bad
 

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1962 Military Match Ammo!

Neat Item! I wonder what that is worth?
That's the first time I've ever seen a box like that.
 

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My dad has a full box of the Super Vel in .38 super. The ammo is still in perfect shape. Sorry no digital camera so no picture.
 

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Hold Onto That Box

Going to be super collectible in the coming years.
 
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