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Need help with ammo can full of Military Ammo in 8 round clips, and estimated value. I think it's 7.62 NATO?
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October 29, 2023 - 8:56 pm
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I am not a military collector, but my son in law gave me this ammo can full of military ammo. The ammo is in 8 round clips. I  believe it is 7.62 mm NATO?  Is this used in the M1 Garands?  Is it the same as 30-06?  What is estimated value?

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Al

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No, its not 7.62mm NATO ammo, with commonality to the .308 Win commercial size ammo.    It is en bloc ammo for the Garand and is military looking ammo equivalent to .30-06 and ready to  go.  Price?  No idea.  Take one round out and read the head stamp.  It ought to say where the ammo was made.  The ammo can is generic and this ammo was placed in it by an individual.  Before shooting any please verify they are all loaded by an arsenal of note from the head stamps.  Tim

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Thanks Tim,

The head stamps say EW then 42.

I have no intention of shooting this, just want to learn more about it.

Al

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Appears to be military GI 30 cal. ball. Check the dates on the backs. If non corrosive, they are worth much more. Lots of Garand owners out there.  Big Larry

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Eau Claire Wisconsin ammo plant from 1942. Very corrosive. Has some value to collectors, however. May note marking on bottom of enblocs, some are valuable especially those marked WRA. It appears there’s other ammo there and I highly suspect there may be multiple headstamps.

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Darrin Smith said
Eau Claire Wisconsin ammo plant from 1942. Very corrosive. Has some value to collectors, however. May note marking on bottom of enblocs, some are valuable especially those marked WRA. It appears there’s other ammo there and I highly suspect there may be multiple headstamps.

  

Thanks, I’ll check them all more closely.

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tionesta1 said I have no intention of shooting this, just want to learn more about it. 

What better excuse to buy a Garand?  Not a nice one, one of the junkers sold by CMP. 

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What is the marking on the clips?  Most don’t bring any money but the right ones do.

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I looked at the bottom of the clips and cartridge head stamps and there is a mixture:

various clip bottoms: S31, SA, S71, BR-W 5, BR-W 1, BR-W 7

various Headstamps: LC 52, 3-54, T5 3 W, EW 42

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S-31 and S-71……..Stanley Works, New Britain, Ct.

SA ……Springfield Armory

BRW……Borg Warner

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Al, for the most part, ammo head stamped 52 or later is non-corrosive. There are exceptions both ways, however the CMP has a comprehensive list of all ammo both by date and lot number from corresponding plants. I think the best way to find it would be through google or if you’d like I can post the link. There is also a list that defines all the enbloc marks as well. Typically enblocs in very good condition sell for around a dollar+-. The cartridges can vary from around 75-80 cents each to upwards of $2 depending on condition of course and configuration, i.e. bullet types and ammo plants of origin. If it were mine and selling it would be an option, I’ve heard some people actually sell it, I’d certainly at least sort it into different groups per date and/or ammo plant. Hope this helps.

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I was hoping you had some marked WRA.  The Winchester marked ones bring big bucks compared to the rest.  But, maybe Winchester did not make clips for the 308? 

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Enblocks were made for the M1 Garand in .30-06, not the M14 or M1A in .308 (7.62)  The ammo in his photo is .30-06 for the Garand.  Ammo can may say 7.62 Nato, but that is not what’s in the can.

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Thanks Rick.  When I was in I never got the chance to fire a M 14.  Let alone a M1A.  The ROKs on our compound had M 14’s.

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I’m always impressed with the knowledge that springs up here  Smile

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When I was stationed at Ft. Bragg, we trained with the M14.  It was an awesome weapon.   Several years ago I bought the civilian model, M1A.   Shoot and reload for it regularly.   I also have a Garand.  Easy to see why it helped win WW2  and Korea. 

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