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Help id this ammo.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by pabst_20, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. pabst_20

    pabst_20 Member

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    Does anyone know anything about what kind of ammo this is. It's similar to a .45 acp.
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  2. ljnowell

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    Looks like surplus 45acp to me. They dont mark 45 acp on the headstamp of surplus ammo.

    Franford arsenal, 1928?
     
  3. izhevsk

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    Frankford Arsenal, 1928?
     
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    Frankford Arsenal 1928, probably 45ACP. Dimensions?
     
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    Got me beat by a decade. In my rotation of reloading cases I still have a few that date back to 1938. Have a significant amount still in rotation from the 1950's through the 1970's and newer. I would have to drop the hammer on that round for kicks. I do have some collectible ammo I don't intend to shoot but that would have to be put in the rotation for shooting buds to occasionally pick up and scratch their heads. I have lots of 30's and 50's but no '40's this guess most of those were left scattered around Europe and Pacific Islands.
     
  6. pabst_20

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    Is it worth anything.
     
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    No, not rteally. Be aware if you try to fire it that it may have a corrosive primer. It may have been reloaded with a modern primer thirty years ago too, you just dont know.
     
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    Frankford Arsenal...not sure what year, but the above posters probably have it nailed down.
     
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    Military ammunition is rarely marked with the caliber. The military knew what it was and what it was to be fired in and didn't care overmuch who loaded it or when unless it failed and they had to try to find the reason.

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    Worth? Yes, but only if it goes bang. I have several hundred of those cases, dating from the early 20's up into the early 30's. I load and fire them, repeatedly!!!!
     
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    It hasn't been fired or reloaded.
    (Note the intact rolled cannulure in the case under the bullet base that would have been ironed out the first firing & resizing)

    And it is corrosive primed.

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