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Condition Guidelines

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General Condition Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated in the Category-Specific Condition Guidelines listed below:

New:

Just like it sounds. A brand-new item. 

Used/Like New:

An item in perfect working condition. Original protective wrapping may be missing, but the original packaging is intact and in good condition with minor damage possible.

Used/Very Good:

A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use and remains in good working condition. The item may show some limited signs of wear with small scratches or cosmetic blemishes. Item may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged and could be missing some accessories. Missing accessories are clearly defined for each item.

Used/Good:

The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and functions properly. Item may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or have minor cosmetic damage.

Used/Acceptable:

The item is fairly worn but continues to function properly. Item may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, and worn corners. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. Item may be missing some parts or accessories such as screws.

 

Ammo Can Condition Guidelines

Grade 1:

Ammo Cans will have little to no exterior surface rust or blemishes. Corrosion is very minor, and limited to the contact points or pivot points on the cans if any corrosion exists at all. The interior of the cans are also free of corrosion and the seals are in new condition. Minimal dents or dings and no attempts to “demilitarize” the cans by covering the original markings. Most Grade 1 cans are in like new condition aside from minor handling or transportation wear. Ammo Cans are shipped from the ammunition factory inside wooden crates which generally leave some minor scuffs on the exterior. Military ammo cans are not a commercial/retail product so they are handled and packaged much differently than retail goods which are intended to arrive in perfect condition. Grade 1 from AmmoCanMan.com is the peak condition for military surplus and is as close to new as possible with a used, surplus product. Most of our customer reviews describe our Grade 1 ammo cans as new condition despite being a surplus item.

Grade 2:

Ammo Cans are likely to have light surface rust from exposure to moisture on the exterior of the cans. The ammo can seals are intact and the interior of the cans are in good condition. Small dents or dings may be present along with exterior blemishes or spray painted markings. Grade 2 cans are structurally sound and ready for service but will have some type of exterior blemish that is visible. By our rating standards, Grade 2 ammo cans are what are commonly found at gun shows. These are the most common military surplus ammo cans. Grade 2 surplus items are the junior varsity of surplus. They are in good condition, but are obviously surplus or used. They try hard and won’t give up on you but they just are not quite the cream of the crop. With light preparation and a little paint, Grade 2 cans be made into Grade 1 cans and look like new in most cases.

Grade 3:

This is the “everything else” category. Surface rust present or heavy spray paint on the exterior to “demilitarize” the cans is likely. If a can has a lot of “character” it becomes a Grade 3. Grade 3 ammo cans are structurally sound but may have dents, dings, or evidence of heavy use. In some instances, the cans may show evidence of tool marks or kinked metal from being straightened. A lot of the Grade 3 cans are actually in great condition but have just been spray painted heavily. Grade 3 cans are ideal for the person that doesn’t mind an ugly can or plans to paint them anyway. Significant money can be saved on Grade 3 cans if the exterior appearance is not an issue since they are 100% functional and structurally sound.

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