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Opening depression-era .22LR ammo box- surprisingly preserved

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by RugersGR8, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. RugersGR8

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    Opening depression-era .22LR ammo box- surprisingly preserved
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    Published on Aug 1, 2019

     
  2. dlbleak

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    I’ve e got a few. Just another dimension of the shooting hobby.
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  3. mr ed

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    That just looks like part of the hoard I shoot. USGI steel ammo cans keep it good forever.
     
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    Oh no! Sell some of the valuable stuff off to collectors and use the money to buy new ammo. Some of the boxes in the pic are $50-60 each. A couple might be $100+.
     
  5. AKguy1985

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    Very cool!
     
  6. RugersGR8

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    Will these 90 YEAR OLD 22 rounds STILL FUNCTION?
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    Published on Aug 10, 2019
     
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    Opening a box of SEARS 22s from the Great Depression
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    Published on Aug 15, 2019





    Link mentioned at the end of the OP:

    http://22box-id.com/
    The 22 Box Identification Guide
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
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  8. Glock 'em down

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    Just reading the title, I was thinking "depression era" as in just a few years ago when .22LR was as scarce as a leprechaun astride a unicorn. THAT was depression era...for rimfire lovers anyway.
     
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    I think I paid $60 or $65 for a brick or two during that period, but avoided the peak price of $70 plus or so. I had some on hand so I never ran out, but I didn't shoot a lot of .22 for a couple of years.
     

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