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Posted: 7/25/2013 5:40:44 AM EST
A girl I work with who knows I shoot just brought me in several ziploc freezer bags full of 9mm ammo. She said it belonged to her grandfather, who was a WWII vet. It all appears to be WWII era, 1940-1943, some Italian and several varieties of German. About half of it is loaded on old stripper clips.

Should I shoot it?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:41:54 AM EST
That stuff is worth a lot of money. Do not shot it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:45:01 AM EST
Shoot it but it is probably much hotter than modern 9mm and it is almost certainly corrosive primed so clean your bore with dish soap and boiling water.

It is worth very little as collectible ammo.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:45:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By luscioman:
That stuff is worth a lot of money. Do not shot it.
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I've never heard that except if it was in pristine condition in the box or had some kind of special stamp. It's almost certainly corrosive. I'd find a blowback carbine and shoot it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:46:37 AM EST
I would save a bit for nostalgia, make some sort of display with it and say fuckit and find someone with a nice WW2 replica SMG would hate to fire it through a real WWII gun.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:47:43 AM EST
Probably subgun ammo, pretty hot stuff and corrosive.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:56:42 AM EST
NEEDS POLL

shoot it
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:58:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By luscioman:
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guess again
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:59:30 AM EST
Pics of the headstamps.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:59:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By aardvark_ratnick:
Shoot it but it is probably much hotter than modern 9mm and it is almost certainly corrosive primed so clean your bore with dish soap and boiling water.

It is worth very little as collectible ammo.
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If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:00:15 AM EST
It's most likely spoiled by now, send it to me for disposal.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:03:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Originally Posted By aardvark_ratnick:
Shoot it but it is probably much hotter than modern 9mm and it is almost certainly corrosive primed so clean your bore with dish soap and boiling water.

It is worth very little as collectible ammo.


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.



Yeah this. Unless it's 70s or 80s Hirtenberger it should be cool. I'd still shoot it in a blowback carbine with a big block in case of some case sep or some other Kb.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:12:05 AM EST
Post pics. Would like to see.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:15:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Originally Posted By aardvark_ratnick:
Shoot it but it is probably much hotter than modern 9mm and it is almost certainly corrosive primed so clean your bore with dish soap and boiling water.

It is worth very little as collectible ammo.


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.


...but if it's MP40 ammo it could glock up your gun.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:16:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:19:09 AM EST
I shoot WWII vintage .45 all the time. Got a bunch of old spam cans of it. Give the gun a good hot soap and water bath afterwards with some bore brush action to make sure it's all clean. Rinse with REALLY HOT water, shake, dry and lube.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:20:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:


...but if it's MP40 ammo it could glock up your gun.
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:
Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Originally Posted By aardvark_ratnick:
Shoot it but it is probably much hotter than modern 9mm and it is almost certainly corrosive primed so clean your bore with dish soap and boiling water.

It is worth very little as collectible ammo.


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.


...but if it's MP40 ammo it could glock up your gun.

Well in that case, send it to me---the UZI needs hot ammo to run well, or at least it ain't worth much with 115 practice ammo.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:21:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By abtex1:
Pics of the headstamps.
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This, please.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:23:23 AM EST
I shot a bunch of black tip 9mm subgun ammo through dad's Browning Hipower bring back. Stuff is really hot.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:23:52 AM EST
Has some WW II German ammo about ten years ago and shot some of it. Loads were mild but a lot of misfires and hangfires. I also have some WWII Winchester 9mm sub machine guns ammo. That stuff is clean and in great condition and looks like it's only a couple of years old. It functions 100% but is HOT!

Most WW-II stuff including ammo is rapidly going up in price so I'd hang onto it. It may not be worth much but it's good trading material to a WW Ii collector. There are lots of Luger and P-38 collectors and I'm sure that they'd love to have some to display with their guns.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:23:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Cdog:
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No crap. People hate rules.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:28:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.
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Originally Posted By scotchymcdrinkerbean:
Originally Posted By aardvark_ratnick:
Shoot it but it is probably much hotter than modern 9mm and it is almost certainly corrosive primed so clean your bore with dish soap and boiling water.

It is worth very little as collectible ammo.


If it is German pistol ammo, it should actually be rather weaker than modern 9mm.
While that may be true, my personal experience lies with the approximately 8000 rounds of WWII era 9mm surplus that I have. It is sorted into 3 different head stamps, (all German), and it all averages 80 to 135 fps faster than modern ammo out of my 635. It is very stiff when shot from a Hi-Power.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:29:00 AM EST
Also, good chance it is on the ATF AP pistol ammo list.

List of Armor Piercing Ammunition

bullet GERMAN manufactured 9mm Parabellum (Luger) having an iron or steel bullet core. (Original packaging is marked Pisolenpatronen 08 m.E. May have black colored bullet. This bullet is attracted to a magnet)

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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:29:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By triburst1:
A girl I work with who knows I shoot just brought me in several ziploc freezer bags full of 9mm ammo. She said it belonged to her grandfather, who was a WWII vet. It all appears to be WWII era, 1940-1943, some Italian and several varieties of German. About half of it is loaded on old stripper clips.

Should I shoot it?
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Isn't free ammo awesome?! My FIL just gave me 500 rds of nato 5.56 and 308 for recovering some pictures off of his hard drive. I shot the shit out of it and had no idea how old it was. Cleaned my gun well after though. Also, in these situations you wanna make sure it is actually all 9mm. I had a .38 spl thrown in my goodie bag. While I would not have mistaken it for 308 or 5.56, if you have something identical to 9mm in there, you may over look it and go kaboom. Sort before shooting.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:30:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By codesmith:
Also, good chance it is on the ATF AP pistol ammo list.

List of Armor Piercing Ammunition

bullet GERMAN manufactured 9mm Parabellum (Luger) having an iron or steel bullet core. (Original packaging is marked Pisolenpatronen 08 m.E. May have black colored bullet. This bullet is attracted to a magnet)

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Cool story bro
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:32:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By triburst1:
A girl I work with who knows I shoot just brought me in several ziploc freezer bags full of 9mm ammo. She said it belonged to her grandfather, who was a WWII vet. It all appears to be WWII era, 1940-1943, some Italian and several varieties of German. About half of it is loaded on old stripper clips.

Should I shoot it?
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GD is slow today. Pics of girl.

Bringing you bags full of ammo? She obviously wants you, dude.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:32:26 AM EST
Put it in your butt - See what happens?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:32:44 AM EST
In for pics.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:36:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ken914:


GD is slow today. Pics of girl.

Bringing you bags full of ammo? She obviously wants you, dude.
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Originally Posted By Ken914:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
A girl I work with who knows I shoot just brought me in several ziploc freezer bags full of 9mm ammo. She said it belonged to her grandfather, who was a WWII vet. It all appears to be WWII era, 1940-1943, some Italian and several varieties of German. About half of it is loaded on old stripper clips.

Should I shoot it?


GD is slow today. Pics of girl.

Bringing you bags full of ammo? She obviously wants you, dude.


Pics required;

Ammo bags
Headstamp
Girl

All are required.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 7:27:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 7:29:27 AM EST by triburst1]
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Originally Posted By Ken914:


GD is slow today. Pics of girl.

Bringing you bags full of ammo? She obviously wants you, dude.
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Originally Posted By Ken914:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
A girl I work with who knows I shoot just brought me in several ziploc freezer bags full of 9mm ammo. She said it belonged to her grandfather, who was a WWII vet. It all appears to be WWII era, 1940-1943, some Italian and several varieties of German. About half of it is loaded on old stripper clips.

Should I shoot it?


GD is slow today. Pics of girl.

Bringing you bags full of ammo? She obviously wants you, dude.




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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 8:00:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By codesmith:
Also, good chance it is on the ATF AP pistol ammo list.

List of Armor Piercing Ammunition

bullet GERMAN manufactured 9mm Parabellum (Luger) having an iron or steel bullet core. (Original packaging is marked Pisolenpatronen 08 m.E. May have black colored bullet. This bullet is attracted to a magnet)

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Anyone know anything else about this black German AP ammo?

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