Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
Posted: 10/20/2002 6:22:41 PM EDT
Anyone have an idea of what brass is worth?
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 6:33:30 PM EDT
how much and what caliber and what condition??
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 6:48:42 PM EDT
Got any .45acp? Or 10mm?
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 7:02:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 7:51:13 PM EDT
Yeah, I didn't make that very clear. This is (mostly) unreloadable stuff. I'm hoping to make a few bucks off of it by selling it to a recycling place. I did sell my 500 rounds of Q3131A brass on eBay for $10.60. Not too shabby - I made over 10% of the money I spent back.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 8:14:25 PM EDT
I personally would be worried about selling reloadable brass from my own firearms right now. But wait. If a cartridge is reloaded and fired in a different firearm, will it have the "ballistic fingerprints" of both weapons meshed together, or just the last weapon to fire it? Now going to the range and scavenging brass from those too messy to clean up after themselves? Any legal remifications they undertake are fittign for a litterbug... [:D] Scott
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 8:27:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MickeyMouse: Got any .45acp? Or 10mm?
View Quote
i do.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 8:49:46 PM EDT
well from what i heard from a friend that owns a range. you need a alot and i mean ALOT of it to even make it worth your time.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 9:34:36 PM EDT
I would guess that it's worth a lot more than aluminum, and I've collected 40 or so pounds of it (less than half of it is mine, so a lot of it will be pure profit).
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 10:04:42 PM EDT
In another thread about ammo someone mentioned brass to go for about 32 cents a lb at the recycling center IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 10:44:05 PM EDT
Many recycle places won't take spent ammo cases because they may have a live round in them. I would call them up to double-check before you trudge there.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 10:47:25 PM EDT
When I lived in Santa Barbara there was a gun shop that would pay 3 cents a piece for reloadable brass saving me 30 bucks a case of ammo. I know this is about unreloadable brass, but the topic had me waxing nostalgic.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 10:52:44 PM EDT
Well, I pick up brass for a couple ranges (as you may have seen mentioned elsewhere...) and I do fairly well for hobby money. I probably take in anywhere between half a ton and two tons a month! Figure that at about $.30 per pound, and about $.20 per pound for Aluminum. Steel ain't worth the gas to haul it in in any amount less than a long ton... I also go thru all the brass I get and remove live rounds (it's the arrangement I have with my scrap buyer) and demil the live duds seperately. Warlord is correct in saying that many buyers won't take brass - citing "liability" issues. Considering that brass MUST be crushed in a press before melting it (at least, thin sections like cartridges) a live round won't pose that great a problem in the foundry - sweating into the melting pot is actually more dangerous than a couple live rounds would be! If you can, wait until you get a 5 gallon bucket full - that will be about $15. A full 5 gallon bucket usually tips in at about 50 pounds for brass, and 20 or so for Aluminum... FFZ
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 10:49:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MickeyMouse: Got any .45acp? Or 10mm?
View Quote
I have a couple hundred .45
Top Top