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Miscellaneous essays wrap-up the Northern side of the story. Virtually every regular and experimental round from .22 rimfire through .50 BMG and Trench Gun ammo is included with unbelievable detail and superbly done accurate detailed drawings and images of boxes. Compiled from decades of research at the National Archives, military, public, and private museums and libraries, as well as individual collections, this contains all available information on military small arms ammunition from 1880-1939.
Regular price is 9.90 but we are selling the set of three volumes with FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED for only 5.00 (View Picture) 18812 HISTORY OF MODERN US MILITARY SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION VOLUME 1, 1880-1939 by Hackley, Woodin & Scranton- REVISED edition - An absolutely essential book for anyone interested in U. Addendum to Volume 1 with 28 pages of additional information, research, and corrections to volume 1.
There may be additional volumes in the future, but it will take a while to read these. All are 8.5” x 11” hardbound, total of over 1350 pages! Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part One Federal Ordnance Dept., Arsenals, Smoothbores & Rifle Muskets.
Hackley, Woodin and Scranton Volume 3 page 128 mentions that Frankford Arsenal repacked residual stocks of caliber .30 M1 bullets and cartridges for sale through the DCM program to NRA member circa 1948-1955, and this is probably just a late example of that. military was actively pursuing steel case manufacture to gain experience in case of copper shortages in a future war made use of steel necessary.
Shrink wrapped in plastic for display .00 (View Picture) 22621 BOX 50 ROUNDS .45 DUMMY M1921 - Nice clean full box, LOT FA S-13 with headstamp FA 56. These are great for display where you don't want visitors to get their hands on live ammo, or for use in training or testing or repairs.
This was ammunition made for use in the Military Assistance Program, mainly Thailand and Vietnam which took place from the 1960s to about April 1975.
(Note that this is distinct from the .30 Ball M2 made for the DCM program in 1966-17 with LC 66 or LC 67 headstamps which was loaded with WC 852 or IMR 4895 powder and are perfectly good for M1 rifles.) The suspect ammunition loaded for FMAP was intended for use in .30 caliber machine guns and waivers were granted to use WC 852 ball powder which had given higher gas port pressures in M1 rifles but was deemed suitable for machine gun use.