View Full Version : 30MM The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

10-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Warning - A couple of the images below are kind of painful to look at.

Since we didn't have this forum last week I posted up my recent 20MM find in general. For those that missed it, I lucked into a large lot of loose and linked 20MM & 25MM autocannon ammo. Some of it was pretty rough having been sitting outside for a time, but quite a few pieces were impressive to say the least.

In the process of digging down ever deeper into the bin I had the unfortunate task to find :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w585/clubdetir/30MM/AMMO8035_zps010fb935.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/clubdetir/media/30MM/AMMO8035_zps010fb935.jpg.html)

Needless to say that killed my good mood for the day. A piece of history lost to rust.

The next day I was back at it and dug down a few more inches only to be kicked in the face again with :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w585/clubdetir/30MM/AMMO8037_zpsba5dad7f.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/clubdetir/media/30MM/AMMO8037_zpsba5dad7f.jpg.html)

Not just one, but to add insult to injury a second , equally trashed by the hands of time. With no beer handy I had to settle for copious amounts of swearing to get the bad taste out of my mouth and get back to work.

With the sun shining and the temp around 20 degrees I shouldn't have had much to complain about on a beautiful October day. But that second round felt like fate spitting at me. Dealing me a winning hand, then finding out that the first prize is a front row seat to a Trudeau speech on gun control.

Then, just out the corner of my eye, I taught I taw a :

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag260/gsg9ca/30mm/20MMSPECIAL4051_zps1c2937b8.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/gsg9ca/media/30mm/20MMSPECIAL4051_zps1c2937b8.jpg.html)

Insert screaming, dancing, much swearing, and a Cheshire cat like grin.

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag260/gsg9ca/30mm/30MM020_zps1223dc0f.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/gsg9ca/media/30mm/30MM020_zps1223dc0f.jpg.html)http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag260/gsg9ca/30mm/30MM010_zps20b4c1ba.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/gsg9ca/media/30mm/30MM010_zps20b4c1ba.jpg.html)http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag260/gsg9ca/30mm/30MM008_zps37aeedde.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/gsg9ca/media/30mm/30MM008_zps37aeedde.jpg.html)http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag260/gsg9ca/30mm/20MMSPECIAL4053_zps239eac1f.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/gsg9ca/media/30mm/20MMSPECIAL4053_zps239eac1f.jpg.html)http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag260/gsg9ca/30mm/20MMSPECIAL4052_zps47bd9da4.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/gsg9ca/media/30mm/20MMSPECIAL4052_zps47bd9da4.jpg.html)

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you loose. Sometimes you get a bit of both. This time all considered I feel like I'm winning. Hope you enjoy the pics.

10-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Glad you got one salvaged! Those first two are pretty rough looking.