View Full Version : Found some FA 42 .45 ball...
is it corrosive? Does it have collector's value? The box has been opened in the past, but all 20 rounds are there.
Collectible but the opened box reduces the value considerably.When determing value on collectible boxed ammunition the box is the important part in making the value call.That's what you're really selling in most cases.
And Yes, it Is Corrosive......
how much you want? I've got about 300 rounds left from a Danish Spamcan of it, all marked FA 42 and RA 44. some of it is still in the 48 round boxes it was shipped to Denmark in.
Speaking of surplus ammo, I have a packet of
Martini Henry rifle
Mk III 1891
I am not about to open it.:icon_wink:
I'm looking to purchase two rounds of FA 42 headstamped .45 ammo if any of you would be willing to sell those to me for, say $10.00. If interested, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These are for a display with a Liberator pistol, which came with those rounds. I would be even more interested if they were rendered inert.
Dan in NY
Just FYI, this stuff is viciously corrosive..I shot some out of one of my 45's and after (what I thought was a ) very thorough cleaning, the bore still had red rust in it a few days later....It did shoot well, and it all went bang, but my advice would be to soak the barrel for a few hours in soapy hot water...don't just run water through it...
One of my friends described that as a boy in the 60's-70's, over the summer at his grandpa's country place, he shot away an "unending" supply of WW2 ball through his grand-dad's bringback Remington Rand 1911 learning to master it. At the time he did not know about "cleaning for corrosive" and when he came back the next summer to shoot the treasured Remington, the bore was ruined.
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