Identifying M2 30 Caliber Headstamps

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*Note 1- Headstamps often contain multiple pieces of information. The maker is almost always identified. Military ammunition usually includes date information, and civilian ammunition often has caliber information. Sometimes dates are fairly obvious 44 = 1944; 72 = 1972; 6 12 = June 1912, etc. . Sometimes the caliber .A headstamp is the markings on the bottom of a cartridge case designed for a firearm. It usually tells who manufactured the case. Military headstamps usually have only the year of manufacture . The left cartridge 's headstamp says "FC 223 REM" which means that it was made by Federal Cartridge Co. and it is in the caliber .Due to the high demand of ammunition for this gun, many companies began producing the .50 caliber round to keep the supply available. BROWNING M2 Known manufacturers and headstamp codes of companies producing .50 caliber ammunition during WWII. M = Milwaukee Ordnance Plant - Milwaukee, Wisconsin..This guide outlin :s a systematic procedure fur identifying milt rv c~rtgidgL :. e c rtridge designiation, country of nianufactuve. and--to a large cxtent-functionial 'bullet cyc~c kVcs '-;ncd Cor usc by persons who may not be familiar with small-arms ammunition, it pirovides L '.wsa inioniation on car-tridge types, construction, and .

Codes are listed in alphabetical order from A to Z, followed by number codes. The information below ONLY pertains to identifying makers Note that headstamps often .This article duplicates the scope of other articles, specifi.y, List of military headstamps. Please discuss this issue on the talk page and edit it to conform with .Forensic Science International, 31 1986 1-6 1 Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland Ltd. THE DETERMINATION OF THE MANUFACTURER OF AMMUNITION R. NENNSTIEL .Two variations of the .50 Meigs cartridge . The .50 Meigs is a mystery cartridge that no-one seems to know a great deal about. They are purported to have .

  • Codes Are Listed In Alphabetical Order From A To Z

    Codes are listed in alphabetical order from A to Z, followed by number codes. The information below ONLY pertains to identifying makers Note that headstamps often .

  • Headstamp Wikipedia

    This article duplicates the scope of other articles, specifi.y, List of military headstamps. Please discuss this issue on the talk page and edit it to conform with .

  • The Determination Of The Manufacturer Of Ammunition

    Forensic Science International, 31 1986 1-6 1 Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland Ltd. THE DETERMINATION OF THE MANUFACTURER OF AMMUNITION R. NENNSTIEL .

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    Two variations of the .50 Meigs cartridge . The .50 Meigs is a mystery cartridge that no-one seems to know a great deal about. They are purported to have .

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