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45 cal ammo

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by TexasAggie, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. TexasAggie

    TexasAggie Monkey+

    I inherited some old .45 ball ammo from my cousin. The ammo is corroded. Can it be cleaned (70 rounds). Is it worth cleaning or junk it?
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yes, it can be cleaned up. If the cartridges are still sealed and no moisture got inside, they will be fine. Rub the corrosion off them, or at least a sampling of them, and touch 'em off. If they all go bang, well, you know what you have. If you have misfires, very possible, I'm sure you know how to handle them.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Stick them in a Corn Media tumbler, and spin them for a couple of hours.... They will come out Bright & Shined Up...... Just like new....
    Gator 45/70 likes this.
  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    This will work, I have tried it and they came out nice !
  5. TexasAggie

    TexasAggie Monkey+

    Thanks for everyone. I will have to find the corn media tumbler.
  6. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Cheap rock polisher works about as well and not at all hard to find.
  7. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    If its super old stuff and has had a rough life, you might want to be carful in tumbling the ammo as depnding on the powder it may get "hotter" as the physical properties of the powder are changed and rate of burn is altered. Just be caustious and use common sense... you will be ok...
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