Readers of The Firearm Blog, we need your help to quantitatively track the historical price of ammunition. What we’re looking for is the historical yearly data over the past 20 to 30 years of the price of these popular handgun and rifle cartridges:
- 9mm Ammo such as Remington’s 115 grain FMJ 9mm ammo*
- 7.62×39 Ammo such as Wolf’s 124 grain FMJ 7.62×39 ammo*
*Note that we’re more interested in the cartridge than the manufacturer. If you have this historical data for any well-known manufacturer – as long as that manufacturer has not materially changed what goes into that cartridge & load for the past 20 to 30 years – please share.
To find this, we’re looking for someone who has access to old print catalogues which has consistently published their prices for rounds in these two calibers.
If you have access to this data (whether it comes from the print catalogues or other sources), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Historical Ammo Prices”. Also, please leave a comment in this post if you have other ingenious ideas about where this data could accurately be found. Thanks for helping TFB!