Since this could benefit collectors internationally being non-ammo (for shipping), I wanted to point out MidwayUSA’s Black Friday week sale on .50BMG standard ammo cans in grade-3 for $4.99. I have ordered tons of “grade-3” from them before, and not only is the original paint and original print intact 80+% of the time, they are usually dent free and are in relatively decent circulated condition. Sometimes I heat-gun off a sticker or two, but they cleanup nice in general. There’s usually one out of every lot of 10 that’s painted all orange or whatever though. I have had a real odd mix of cans in terms of print type come in this way over the past couple years since these lots are separated by grade at Midway, and could come from different sources.
And they have a free-shipping promo (for U.S. addresses) right now that surprisingly works with unlimited numbers of these cans, so 20 cans is $99.80 with free shipping! This is literally lower than what I had previously calculated it might cost to bid on and win a pallet of these cans from the U.S. government liquidation auction portal after figuring in picking them up and hauling them from a regional base. On those, you never know exactly what all the condition is, or even if all of the lids will be with them.