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11-24-2012, 12:50
I was giving my big pile of WCC a quick inspection today and found several from 1942 and '43. I saw one from '41 but reflex tossed it into the "good" bucket before I could set it aside. I know it's in there but I'm not going back through. I'm pretty sure I have at least one WCC from every year from '42 to the mid-90s.

11-24-2012, 14:58
Heck even with the age stamp it could be once fired brass ! Still could have a lot of life left in it. When you can't read the dates anymore is when the brass is starting to wear !!!
Must admit though I haven't seen any 40's vintage in my neck of the woods.

11-24-2012, 15:40
I found a dozen or so wcc dated 51-53 at the range that still had the red lacquer ring around the primers

11-24-2012, 15:52
My oldest is some stuff from the 70s that I reload. Didn't know you could date brass. This brass from the 70s was given to me, so don't know how old it is.

11-24-2012, 16:31
I have several WCC and RA brass with headstamps from the 40s, and I think some LC from the 50s & later. I think only the military dated headstamps.

Yes, these are in great shape and most will stay in my rotation (except for souvenirs). They're much newer looking than many I use. ;)

11-24-2012, 17:00

The oldest stuff I had was some .45 ACP (winchester) from the early 70's. I loaded em and shot em off last summer.

Worked good.

Zombie Steve
11-24-2012, 17:45

11-24-2012, 18:18
Here, I found a couple more...

11-25-2012, 08:24
I had a few rounds from the 60's pop up in the last batch of Greek HXP .30-06 I got from CMP, but was never previously fired, and I don't think I'll have a problem reloading it.

Wil Terry
11-25-2012, 09:49
FA 1918 45ACP brass. Works just fine.

11-25-2012, 10:26
Not very old apparently but I have some of my grandpas 38spl brass(nickle) from the ? 50's/60's. I wish I would have never shot the original but I never thought I would have sentimental attachment to ammo. At least I have the casings still.

11-25-2012, 19:46
I have never bothered to look.

11-26-2012, 10:48
I have some milsurp .30/06 brass that would date back to the Korean War and Vietnam eras.

11-26-2012, 13:47
I reload for a .41 Long Colt. Pretty sure some of the brass is over 100 years old. I have shot factory ammo that old also. Obvious by the designs on the box.

11-27-2012, 06:39
I have some '67 LC 5.56 and some old SuperVel .45 but that's as far back as mine goes.

11-28-2012, 12:14
The early 40's in .45 cal. They loaded and shot just as well as newer. I think they are on their 5th loadings with me, who knows how many before I found them.