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    Selling Auction Style - - 1942 .30 Caliber M2 Ball Brass - Virgin

    Thinning my stuff out a bit and saving for the next rifle project so here is what is for auction as I am not sure where to price this. Auction will run through March 24, 2017 and the highest bid will have them and I'll ship for free.

    This pile contains 100 virgin 1942 Eau Claire Wisconsin M2 brass. Bullet removed along with the powder and primer and have not removed the military crimp. The tar is still inside the neck. Have been using several hundred of these the past few years and they prime well and I have had no split necks after 2 times fired.

    Opening bid is $40.00, no trades or offers to end the auction early. As mentioned previously, not sure where to price this brass but the replacement cost with commercial brass would be about $40.00 so the bidding starts there.

    Taking PayPal only. Thank you.

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    For anybody sitting on the fence, this is good brass and a fair price. I have plenty and won't be bidding on this, but my experience has been that the WW2-era cal. .30 brass is better and longer lasting than any of the "new" stuff they are selling now. The fact that this is virgin brass and has never been exposed to the chlorate primer residue by firing is another plus. Swage or carefully ream the primer pockets and you are good to go.

    I don't turn down fired WW2 brass either as long as the ammo was fired recently and has no visible corrosion. Treat them the same as you would cases fired with black powder. Decap the fired brass, rinse in hot water with 1 quart of white vinegar added per gallon, then add a squirt of Dawn dishwashing detergent to the water, shake up to a good lather, rinse in clean water, then resize with Lee case lube or Johnson 700 wax-draw while still wet. Swage primer pockets, trim and deburr, then store until dry and ready to prime and load later.

    I am still using FA brass from the 1930s and 40s.
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    I agree with OUTPOST75....I am still using my 1943 vintage brass, after many reloads. It is very good brass ! I have a lot of it otherwise I would be bidding on this.
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    I'll open for $45.00. This will be great for my 03A3.

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    OutPost75, thank you for your kind words and information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfraser264 View Post
    OutPost75, thank you for your kind words and information.
    My pleasure. I have a lifetime supply, bought a 55-gal drum of once-fired WW2era brass fired from Garands in the 1990s, all washed up and processed fine. We are loading with gallery practice 8 grains of Bullseye for Appleseed classes in 03A3s.
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    Evening check in.

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    Evening bump...

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    I will go $55.00
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    Sold to Char-gar. Auction expired.

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