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Old 04-28-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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My parents moved to Greece, but before they left my father gave me his shotguns and his revolver. Its a Colt Cobra .38 Special made in 1966. He also gave me a box of Remington .38 Special 158gr lead nose bullets. They are easily 15-20 years old. The box is in very good condition, and the ammo looks in very good condition as well. I have 2 questions. First, is it safe to use this ammo up? Second, if its not safe to use the ammo how do I dispose of it? Here are some pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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It should be quite safe to use that up. I am shooting up ammo that is likely older than you are, and so long as it has not been stored in severe weather conditions, it shoots just fine.

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No problem whatsoever. You can purchase WW2 era ammo and it and it still goes bang. As long as the brass is in good condition (no corrosion), you should be good to go.

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Thanks for the feedback. I went to the range today, and had absolutely no problems with the gun or ammo.

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