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    brass shell recycing

    who do i get a letter of certification from when recycling brass shells.And is this this norm for this process,i'm new to this aspect of the field



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    Usually the scrap yard. You should get some period of time to submit it. Procedures should be on the web site of the agency holding the auction. Yes, it's the norm for government auction of sensitive material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Usually the scrap yard. You should get some period of time to submit it. Procedures should be on the web site of the agency holding the auction. Yes, it's the norm for government auction of sensitive material.
    thx for your reply.i found a shooting range stop that has about 68lbs a bucket,but the scrapyard says i have to present the certificate.

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    Oh, ok. I figured you were going to get spent brass from an auction of government "surplus" of .50 cal and up. This is the first time I've heard of them needing documentation for small caliber brass.

    Generally, you'll get a purchase cert, show it to the yard and they'll give you a cert of destruction that you mail/email back to the seller.
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    I don't think there is any legal reason you need documentation... Who's to say you didn't shoot the shells yourself? Tell them you shot all of the shells and have been saving them. What kind of documentation could they ask for then?

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    I remember reading somewhere (****ed if I remember where), that small caliber, govt surplus brass is very popular with folks who reload it for their own use.

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    the salvage owner said he needs proof of no live rounds that way if one should go off in his clients machinery ,he's protected because it will come back on me. i'm new to trying this but it sounds fishy to me. im looking to find another scrap yard. thx these replies have helped

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    I have made a quite large post on 'Zoklet.com' about turning bullet shells into things & selling them.

    If you can get loads of empty brass shells you would probably start doing what I was doing.
    A little bit of work & two shells are worth US$2.

    I wish I could get more, its **** hard to find them here.
    We don't have 'gun culture' here in NZ, just the odd hunter & such.

    Oh, Just to make sure.. I'm not actually saying to do this, just to find out what others think of doing it.

    Don't do this {If theres no bullets in them (& no 'blank shells') you could put them in a camp fire & heat them up to red heat, while not actually close to the fire of course, & in the country where theres no one to notice. Once they have all been burnt you could be sure theres no blanks or shells without bullets or shells with primers left in there.}

    I'd suggest making stuff out of them, necklaces, pipes, belts, gizmos etc.

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    Cartridge Weights per 1000
    380 Auto- 8.5 lbs
    9mm-9 lbs
    357 Sig-10 lbs
    38 SPL-10 lbs
    357 Mag-12 lbs.
    10mm-11 lbs.
    40 S&W-10 lbs.
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    brass shells

    Quote Originally Posted by Greentech View Post
    How much for empty gun shells per pound?
    Out here in Cali. you can get around $3 per lb for brass

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    Not to beat a dead horse, but depending on the caliber, spent rounds usually do pretty well on eBay...as far as needing documentation of mo live rounds, I have never heard of that, makes sense though...as for a bill of sale from the range...you could tell the yard they were your rounds you had collected, but I understand the need for this because any spent rounds not collected by the shooter becomes property of the range once you leave. It's actually considered theft to come in behind someone and collect their spent casings.. so I get that..


    Nice connection BTW, the ranges here in town collect and sell/recycle their own rounds every week or so.

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    I'm sure the OP has already found a home for his brass by now but for those who come across this situation it is to your advantage to separate by caliber, sort out the steel/alum casings as well as badly tarnished cases and sell the good stuff on ebay or gunbroker.com. Reloaders like myself love getting our hands on that stuff and you will get more than scrap value.

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    Lol my apologies for even responding to this thread, had I realized it was.nearly 2 years old!! Lol why bring up such an old thread?? And I would hope he had moved them by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby View Post
    Lol my apologies for even responding to this thread, had I realized it was.nearly 2 years old!! Lol why bring up such an old thread?? And I would hope he had moved them by now.
    No problem. A spam post brought it up. The spam got deleted but not before there were legitimate responses. Happens all the time on any forum.

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    The gov is too lazy to sell its brass to a scrap yard, and they never reload it, its all new. Sometimes folks get ahold of it to reload, but not often. The gov is too lazy to reload it, or sell it, and don't want anyone else to make money off it. I think they would rather put it in a landfill.

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    and sell the good stuff on ebay or gunbroker.com.
    Can you honestly sell the empty cases on Ebay? Cause Craigslist bans anything to do with a gun. I've got a few hundred empty's I need to move, I only know one reloader here local and he never has any money, so he's not getting mine.
    BTW, thank you for the link to gunbroker.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    Can you honestly sell the empty cases on Ebay? Cause Craigslist bans anything to do with a gun. I've got a few hundred empty's I need to move, I only know one reloader here local and he never has any money, so he's not getting mine.
    BTW, thank you for the link to gunbroker.com
    since you mentioned it I checked on ebay and didn't see any current listings. They must have tightened their rules since the last time I've gone there. The folks on gunbroker will be more than happy to buy off of you though.

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