December 6th, 2012, 08:34 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Western New York
Finally got a chance last night to pull my DAG's and inspect them.
Two full, unopened battlepack's. Out of 400 rounds I had 178 with some type of corrosion. You could see almost all corrosion was in the areas where they were touching the box. After #000 steel wool I was able to save 101 of those. Some of the corrosion was minor but I wanted to arrest any further damage. Some had multiple vertical areas approx 1".
So I have 77 that were really bad, had pitting, and/or the pink corrosion. Here's what I find funny. These DAG rounds were produced in 1993 and the cardboard boxes themselves were in mint condition. The cardboard looked like they came right off the production line, yet I had 177 corroded rounds. Then I have Portuguese rounds from the 70's and when I opened the battlepack the cardboard was all brown and warped from moisture. When I took the rounds out they were all perfect. Not a single spot of corrosion. So I guess the Germans used some pretty acidic cardboard?
I do not have the means of storage nor the tools to tear these 77 bad rounds down for their components. Any suggestions on proper disposal methods? Or anybody want these bad rounds to break down?
And thanks OP! You have done a great service to all shooters who have seen this post. Your pictures are priceless and who knows how many injuries you may have prevented.
Last edited by Remmy; December 6th, 2012 at 08:36 AM.
Reason: forgot to say thanks to OP