Looking for an expert on old ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jackg, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. jackg

    jackg New Member

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    Recently, a friend gave me some old ammo and I have 2 questions about it:
    #1 Is it safe to use?
    #2 Would it have any value for a collector?
    Description:
    A. Winchester Western WWX 50 Center Fire Pistol-Revolver Cartridge. X380AP, 380 Automatic, 95gr Full Metal Case, 50 Pistol-Revolver Cartridges.
    B. Made by Olin Corp, Winchester-Western Division, New Haven, CT. 06511 East Alton, IL. 62024.
    C. Cartridges are packed loose in a white box and, someone wrote the date, 5/10/84, on outside of box

    Does any one have any insight about this, thanks.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    It is Winchester Western 380 auto ammo. You can find it all over the place.
     

  3. 1hole

    1hole New Member

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    At 25 years old, I'd suggest it's worth about what new .380 ammo is going for, or a bit less. In another 50 years or so, it MIGHT be attractive to some collector. IMHO.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2009
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'd put it in that 380 you've got in your sig and use it for practice.
     
  5. jackg

    jackg New Member

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    Thanks for responding, guys.