M1 Carbine ammo question #47.3A


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kBob
January 23, 2013, 10:45 AM
I like a little humor in my posts thus the title.

Friend with panic buying carbine shot it and was pleased to note that USGI carbine ammo is non corrosive.

Picking up his brass I noted crrlic letters on the base and asked to see his ammo boxes. Appearently the ammo he got with the gun is some of that "Hanson" imported yugoslavian ammo from before the fall of yugoslavia back into a gaggle of little states.

ANyone know if that stuff is corrosive? I have encouraged him to treat it as such, but would like to know.

On the recommendation of Consumer Reports I bought a Yugo car when they first came out and have been suspiciaous of all things Yugo since. At least I got to use it in my highschool economics class I was teaching at the time as an example of the evils of even "Market Socialism" as practiced in Yugoslavia at the time......

Any collector value to cartridge collectors for that Hanson branded ammo or the empty boxes?

-kBob

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Babarsac
January 23, 2013, 01:13 PM
I don't think it is since most of the Yugoslavian ammo they imported was made by factories such as Igman and PPU. Their ammo is very good quality.

Do you have a pic of the headstamp or the ammo box?

As far as I know the only corrosive .30 carbine ammo was made by France, China, and the Russian stuff is slightly corrosive.

kBob
January 23, 2013, 01:42 PM
Oh,yeah. As a Ute of 16 or so I stumbled across some 7.5 Carbine ammunition from France. It was less than half the cost of GI and a quarter the cost of commercial back in the '60s.

Needless to say cost was definatly a factor what with being a teen

After being in a hurry after shhoting with a buddy and tossing it in the trunck of the '59 Pontiac to go to a movie with friends I forgot about it until next weekend. That is how I learned 7.5 Carbine from France is corrosive. Fortunately no serious damage but nasty.

Shot well for me though from a Winchester M-1 Carbine though.

I think the empty boxes and some brass was amoung the stuff the folks tossed when they last moved.

-kBob

DMK
January 23, 2013, 08:08 PM
They say that if you are unsure if ammo is corrosive, try the nail test: pull the bullet from a round, dump the powder, and fire the primer at a clean nail. If it rusts, the ammo is corrosive.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=337348

Unfortunately, in my high humidity environment, the nail rusted before I got a chance to fire the primer at it. :o

Maj Dad
January 23, 2013, 08:41 PM
I have a few thousand rounds of Yugo 30-06 I bought 12-13 years ago (on Browning links). Headstamp is 88 over 30-06: 88 is year of manufacture, made by Igman, non-corrosive & shoots very well in my Garands & M1903s.

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