I think sometimes guys at my club still have ammo in their closets that they stockpiled from the Nixon Administration.Â Last week when I was at the range, snooping in the brass bucket for goodies, I found 9mm brass with S&W head stamp on it.Â At first I thought they were .40 S&W, and was ready to leave them, but then I saw they did indeed say 9mm on them.Â But wait, I’ve never heard of Smith & Wesson ammo.Â Then I found this box in the trash:
This box lacks all the lead warning labels of modern ammunition. Also
no warning about children. Clearly this box heralds from a bygone era when lead was considered an essential component of healthy nutrition, and no one would dream of suing the ammo maker if Junior found grandpa’s war bring back in the closet, and wasn’t careful enough with his muzzle and trigger discipline.
The question is, would this ammo have been worth anything to a collector? I wonder how much money this guy blew by shooting this ammo.
UPDATE: Someone pointed out the box says Keep away from children. Somehow I didn’t see that.