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Old 01-08-2017, 04:33 PM   #1
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Found these in a box.....

Was going thru some boxes of stuff that my late father inlaw had in his shop.

What caliber are these blanks? I am NOT a rifle guy. I have no idea what he would have used them for either.
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:37 PM   #2
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.308?

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Old 01-08-2017, 04:40 PM   #3
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or .223

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Originally Posted by Shootinit View Post
.308?

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not a .308......here's a pic next to a .308. Maybe a .223. But he didn't have any .223 rifles that I know of. Was hoping someone might be able to decipher the numbers on the casing.....
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:18 PM   #5
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that looks about right....most likely to be made as blanks

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hmmm..... wonder what the T-W-3-7 means on the bottom of the case....
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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found this...


Protocol of Headbase Stamps for U.S. Manufacturers (ALL Calibers):
Frankford Arsenal:
Headstamp: FA
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year.
Federal Cartridge Corporation:
Headstamp: FCC
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year – OR if "single digits" are found then for
example, a 4 would indicate 1944 and a 5 would indicate 1955.
Lake City Arsenal:
Headstamp: LC
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year.
Remington Arms:
Headstamp: RA
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year.
Saint Louis Ordnance Plant:
Headstamp: SL
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year:
Twin Cities Arsenal:
Headstamp: TW
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year:
Western Cartridge Corporation:
Headstamp: WCC
Date Stamp: Last two digits of the year:
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http://www.odcmp.org/1101/USGI.pdf
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:43 PM   #9
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5.56mm NATO vs .223 Remington - The Guns and Gear Store

sounds like they may be 5.56 according to a forum i found
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Proportionally, it looks like 5.56x45. When I was a youngster, you could find 'em all over the place where the military trained. Totally different than the .308 blanks.
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