Ammo Value ?'s

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Ammo Value ?'s

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Curious as to the Value of some Lake City M1 Carbine ammo from WWII production? Sealed boxes (one open marked LC 42 - one of the lower Lot #12048, and one is taped shut). I also have a Western Cartridge box of 50 labeled 5-44.

Also curious about value of M1 Garand 30-06 AP ammo (black tip)? I'm seeing @$2 a round on GB.

I've done a little bit of searching, but really can't find a reference for value for the Carbine ammo!
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Re: Ammo Value ?'s

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Here is a link to current trends for shooting ammo.
https://ammoseek.com/ammo/30-carbine
WW II in a box is collectable for display. The price depends on the box condition. To nice to fire. Back 5 years ago a nice box of 50 ran $25-30. At the last gun show a nut had 3 nice boxes WW II carbine ammo, but at $65 each. It was Kings Mills Ordnance Plant PC 43. I try to find different boxes, but I like the $45-50 price on a mint box. Prices be crazy. At that same show I picked up a Western box WCC at $40.
AP 30-06 was at $2 per round Tracer red tip at $4 per round and likewise some blue tip 30-06.
Libertytreecollectors has prices on odd collectable boxes , but do not have M1 stuff in stock. see :
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... ategory=12

I would suggest a mint crisp box of WW II stuff is around $40-50 per box at todays market. :shifty: Some just sits on the table. But with the new carbines fro RTI more are looking for display items. It is a giveaway if at 50 cents per round. You could sell a truck load at $25 per box in todays market :violin:


I would suggest that around $45 is a fair price nowadays for mint boxes.
another source that sells collectable ammo:
https://oldguns.net/catammo.htm
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Thanks for the info!

I was thinking somewhere in the $40 to $50 range for the carbine ammo, but couldn't find any real reference for WWII. Regular cheap stuff is .75+ a round. I'm not sure what is considered mint, but most of the boxes are in really good shape for being so old.
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