Did he not know that reloaders would pay a lot more and he could ship it? The answer seems obvious but then again, he sold it as scrap, so who knows. We toss all the rimfire in a bucket and when its full cash it in but the place is 5 miles from me. It wouldn't be worth a 40 mile round trip for $50, to me anyway.
"With experience comes the realization that it's the Indian, not the arrow." Syncerus