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I picked up wooden crates and have a question.

#1 Post by checkmate19 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:43 am

I found some wooden crates and they have termites in them , should I open them and the spam can also? Thanks

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#2 Post by checkmate19 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:35 pm

I spoke with a friend in the termite business and he is going to put them in a tented house. This way I can save the boxes . I may p[en some and put it in 50 cal cans , curious what it is anyway.

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#3 Post by Ghoulardi » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:35 pm

checkmate19 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:35 pm
I may p[en some and put it in 50 cal cans , curious what it is anyway.
if you're curious as to what the crates are, a few pictures would help
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#4 Post by Popeye » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:27 pm

Termites can totally destroy wood. I've never heard of any that are a threat to steel.
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#5 Post by bitrclngr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:05 pm

I would get rid of the crates. The metal cans are fine. If you are worried about eggs on the cans just spray them with insecticide.

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#6 Post by lacey » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:06 pm

bitrclngr wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:05 pm
I would get rid of the crates. The metal cans are fine. If you are worried about eggs on the cans just spray them with insecticide.
Good advice.

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#7 Post by checkmate19 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:19 pm




The boxes cleaned up enough to read them, are the boxes worth saving or should I discard them and put the ammo in 50 cal cans ? Thanks

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#8 Post by Hammerdown » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:08 am

If you want to save the wooden crates, crack the lids open and put them in a large cardboard box, pop a bug bomb in the cardboard box and quickly tape it up for 24hrs or longer. If that doesn't do it nothing will.
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#9 Post by checkmate19 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:33 pm

That is a great idea Hammerdown, I have a friend in the fumigation business but hate to bother them and have them haul the weight. I think I will do the cardboard box trick and feel good about putting the crates in the garage. Thanks

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#10 Post by checkmate19 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:00 pm

This is one of the cans , I had to throw the crate away as it was the worst of them all . The ammo does not look so good .

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#11 Post by Hammerdown » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:14 am

I can say I have shot 7.62x54 that has looked worse than that. Pull a few of the worst ones apart and see if there is any corrosion inside.
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#12 Post by Zeliard » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:48 pm

I second Hammerdown's suggestion of pulling the worst ones and having a look. However, it doesn't look *too* bad, I'm guessing most will fire.
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#13 Post by checkmate19 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:45 pm



I opened a second crate and a was pleased to find 762x39 in new condition on stripper clips and brass rather than steel casing . I have an AR 762x39 that I love to shoot so I am pleased.

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#14 Post by FamilyFirearms » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:02 pm

The YUGO 7.62x39 is good ammo but corrosive, clean accordingly.

Back during the insanity, we sold a bunch of it and found some with green seal on the primers. It turned out to be boxer primed non corrosive! We put it on gunbroker for $1 a case and eventually sold for over $600 😳

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#15 Post by checkmate19 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:29 am

These have a red seal paint on the primer, does that mean its corrosive ?

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