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Old 12-06-2019, 08:14 PM
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I was given a lot of antique ammo the other day and I'm hoping I can get some info on what I have. I'm looking for the age on these. It's neat to have but I don't know much about the old stuff. It came with an old box of hoppes cleaner too.

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Old 12-06-2019, 08:59 PM
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Sticky above has lots of info and pictures of old ammo.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:18 AM
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Thanks! I'm a bit embarrassed that I didn't look up there first.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:52 PM
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Interesting, the Cadmium Plated early 1930's Federal Manufacture, light blue colored box in the lower right corner.

I never knew that bullets had been plated with Cadmium? Copper prices were low as this was during the depression so I wonder what the driving force was to use Cadmium?

The Plated Cadmium was soon dropped and Greased bullets were loaded into these same Cadmium printed box's.

http://22box-id.com/USA/Sears.pdf
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:47 PM
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It was interesting and a bit time consuming but I learned so much about this old ammo. Most of the boxes are full and there is no corrosion or oxidation on the bullets. Any recommendations on how best to preserve them? or should I just display and enjoy the neat boxes?
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:00 PM
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If I were to find/acquire say 30 or so old box's I'd display them in a small cabinet.

But I'd consider replacing its glass with UV blocking glass. I believe even displayed away from direct sunlight UV rays are still there fading the colors.
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