I am currently dealing with a pretty large assortment of pre 90s random ammunition some in original boxes and some not. I am still cataloging what I have, but the list so far appears to be extensive. I don’t believe the previous owner was necessarily an ammo collector, but they also would collect odd pieces of firearm history so there is the chance some is mixed in there. My fear is there may be ammo that would be of interest to the collector and it ends up getting shot, traded, or disposed of because we don’t know what we have.
I guess I am looking for a relatively easy way to identify what is collectable and what isn’t. With firearms and military gear, using sites like gunbroker, rock island, and james julia have made things somewhat easier to organize what we can pull up in past auctions. I didn’t know if there were similar sites for ammunition and cartridge collecting especially one where it is easy to compare images to make sure the identification is correct since my knowledge here is nothing.
I realize there is a huge assortment of what is out there and every collector has their own taste, but any guidance would be appreciated. If this was only more modern ammo, I wouldn’t bother asking, but some of the boxes appear to be pretty old even if they are name brands I recognize like WInchester Western and Remington.