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Posted: 2/19/2006 9:20:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 1:30:18 PM EDT by Krackels]
A friend of mine received a box of mixed 9mm cartridges.

The box is marked:
HÆREN'S AMMUNITIONARSENAL
50 Stk.
9mm Pistolparton M. 1941.
(Parabellum)

Ladning: 0,42(?) g B4 1,3/0,15 19 41/42
Patrone??gsdato: 2?/11 1943


Contained in the box were 22 cartridges of Haerens {Danish Government Arsenal (Ammunitionsarsenalet), Copenhagen, Denmark} ammunition with the crown headstamp and marked
HA 1942


23 Rem-UMC cartridges. Don't look very old.



and about 4 WRA (winchester repeating arms) marked 9mm.


My question is what's it worth (I told my friend I'd sell it and split the profits)

Any recommendations?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:29:56 PM EDT
^^ Nobody here collects antique ammunition?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:20:25 AM EDT
I'd just shoot it. Sorry. It's not really antique. If you had the sealed original packaging maybe it would interest someone.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:25:18 AM EDT
I figured the UMC wasn't but the WRA and Haeren's has got to be old. . . I know for a fact that the haeren's was manufactured towards the end of WWII.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:15:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Krackels:
I figured the UMC wasn't but the WRA and Haeren's has got to be old. . . I know for a fact that the haeren's was manufactured towards the end of WWII.




Just because it is old does not necessarily mean it is valuable. I have seen hundreds of rounds of ammo from Germany made in the 1930's, Russian ammo made in the 1920's and none of it was worth anything except to shoot it.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:19:16 PM EDT
Dang... I don't know if I want to shoot ammo older than my father (it's a joke).

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:37:46 PM EDT
OLd ammo (even pre-WW2) is cheap and it fires well as long as it has stayed dry. Your ammo really has no value besides its shooting value. Sorry.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:14:05 PM EDT
That's disheartening
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:18:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By migrabill:
OLd ammo (even pre-WW2) is cheap and it fires well as long as it has stayed dry. Your ammo really has no value besides its shooting value. Sorry.



+1

I'd even go so far as to say it's probably worth less than the same amount of new 9mm ammo.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:37:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 7:39:46 PM EDT by kingfish]
What did you think? You and your buddy were gonna party in the Bahamas for selling off 49 rounds of 9mm? Maybe 5 bucks. Tops. So your cut's about $2.50! Whats next in your portfolio Donald Trump? I got an old shotgun shell you can sell for me.

P.S. Does your friend's mom know he's got that ammo?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:01:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 9:02:31 PM EDT by DasRonin]
In the late 80s I was given some 9mm ammo by the Secret Service to use for a training class I was to attend. It was foreign post WWII surplus. I forget which country. They had tons of it for use in the UZI when that was their duty SMG.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:09:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kingfish:
What did you think? You and your buddy were gonna party in the Bahamas for selling off 49 rounds of 9mm? Maybe 5 bucks. Tops. So your cut's about $2.50! Whats next in your portfolio Donald Trump? I got an old shotgun shell you can sell for me.



I don't know what it'd be worth that's why I was asking you guys. I was hoping it was worth at least a box of new ammunition.


P.S. Does your friend's mom know he's got that ammo?

I doubt the person who gave the ammo to my friend has any parents that are still living.

He came into the office around Christmas time with a 9mm shell hanging by a thread from a twig. And asked my friend what it was?

My friend wittingly replied, "A cartridge in a bare tree."

I guess he felt he owed her something and gave her the box of mixed ammo. Maybe she'll settle for shooting the ammo with me.

Since it's obviously worth nothing.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:07:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kingfish:
What did you think? You and your buddy were gonna party in the Bahamas for selling off 49 rounds of 9mm? Maybe 5 bucks. Tops. So your cut's about $2.50! Whats next in your portfolio Donald Trump?




I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh, but that was funny!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:07:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 8:10:47 PM EDT by kingfish]
I'm sorry Krackels, if I sounded harsh, its just that I almost blew coffee out of my nose when I read your post. 49 rounds of 9mm is not something that people go around asking the value of. Especially if you're getting a cut off the sale as though it's some kind of major deal. 4900 rounds, ok. But not 49
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:38:05 AM EDT
What the hell. I think I'll list it on the EE anyway.

Somebody'll pay $5 plus shipping for it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:51:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Krackels:
Maybe she'll settle for shooting the ammo with me.




There's your best bet. Maybe that ammo will get you more than just $5
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 3:53:05 PM EDT
Actually I shot most of it and some of it was HOT.!

Big Fireball!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:46:05 PM EDT
The girl, dummy, the girl. We want to hear more about the girl!
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