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42 Caliber ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Greybeard, Aug 23, 2003.

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  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member

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    The Wife and I had a "range date" tonight and she started picking up brass and placing in applicable bins while I was finishing off a box of ammo. We had only been shooting .38s and 9mm, but she was doing a better-than-average job of housekeeping when she asked "Where to I put 42 caliber?"

    I responded "You must being reading the headstamp wrong, it's probably 45".

    She argued, "No is says 'WCC' at the top and '42' at the bottom."

    I took the brass into the office, thinking it was .45 ACP and put the headstamp under good light and the old magnifying glass. Sure enough, The Wife was right. (Again, :rolleyes: )

    Can anyone out there enlighten me? :confused:
     
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

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    1942
    As in WW II surplus.
    .45 ACP, that is.
    The Army knows what caliber their guns are, they want to keep track of the age of ammo in inventory.
     
  3. Greybeard

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    I'll buy that explanation. Thanks. Will pass along to The Wife. Can't have her convinced she's always right, can we? ;)
     
  4. clubsoda22

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    tell her to make you dinner while you're at it. :D
     
  5. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Oh, give it another two weeks or so, and I'm sure some self-appointed genius will come up with a .42 caliber round—bullet diameter of .427, of course!—and within another two weeks, some other self-appointed genius will have necked it down to .355 or .357 and slapped a brand name on it.
     
  6. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Real close to already been done. :D
    Bullet dia of 10.4mm Italian is .422.

    Sam
     
  7. Mike Irwin

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    I believe that stands for Western Cartridge Company, 1942.
     
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