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I picked up a couple boxes of old 7.62x51 ammo, pre-NATO "Ball, Cal .30, T-233", dated April 1954 but the headstamps are FA 52.

I'm just wondering if this is uncommon enough to hang onto, or if it's really just shooting ammo.
 

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Hold on to it, the box might be worth more than the rounds. I'll mention it to a guy who specializes in 7.62x51.
 

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Cool, thanks. The guy had four boxes and I bought two (for "shootin' ammo" price). The label was very clear and nice on first box I looked at. I paid him for two boxes but didn't look close at them as I put them in the bag I was carrying. When I got home I realized that the labels on what I got were faded and hard to read. I was really kicking myself for not buying all four boxes. Can't hardly buy good shooting ammo for $10 a box.
 

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The collector I mentioned has the box and rounds, and reiterated to me that the box (in VG+) is worth more than the rounds, about $30-40.
 

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Thanks! I'm really kicking myself for not buying the other two boxes, especially since they were easier to read. The label in the photo is the better of the two I bought. The other one is faded and pretty hard to make out.
 

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Thanks! I'm really kicking myself for not buying the other two boxes, especially since they were easier to read. The label in the photo is the better of the two I bought. The other one is faded and pretty hard to make out.
That's a real shame. That kind of mistake just eats away at me from the inside out. Don't let it get to you.
 
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