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Thread: 30 Carbine 600 rnd sealed spam can

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    30 Carbine 600 rnd sealed spam can

    I got a sealed 600 round spam can of LC 52 ammo with the carbine I inherited. The question is do I open the can & shoot it or sale it?

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    I would. And then I'd reload the empties and shoot them again! Right now Midway is selling sealed cans of S. Korean-made .30 Carbine.

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    Some Chinese Carbine ammo is Berdan primed. It is marked LC 52 but the letter spacing is different than Lake City ammo, from what I remember. Some of the Chinese ammo is supposed to be corrosive.
    Last edited by garandsrus; 01-01-2020 at 01:40 PM.

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    The ChiCom ammo is also Berdan primed. So is the French.

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    Last edited by Outpost75; 01-18-2020 at 07:08 PM.
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    When I got the ammo an open can also came with it. All of it American made ammo. Thanks for the replies.

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    Then my vote would be shoot it! Commercial 30 Carbine is .30 to .40 per round. GI is probably a little more, especially if the ammo is in stripper clips and bandolier. The GI Carbine ammo is still very desirable and the brass is reloadable and doesn’t have crimped primers.

    If you have extra, the once fired brass will probably sell for $15 per 100.
    Last edited by garandsrus; 01-02-2020 at 01:42 AM.

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    GONRA sez CHICOM "LC 52" carbine ammo is CORROSIVE for sure! NOT GOOD FOR THE CARBINE!
    Last edited by GONRA; 02-07-2020 at 06:12 PM.

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    What would you buy with the cash?

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    Some of the French is boxer. Don't know who made it but I had a box and it reloaded pretty good./beagle
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    Hurry up and shoot it before it turns 70! Its part of the gift, enjoy it. Not many guns are as fun as an M1 Carbine; we like pics.

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