30-06 HEADSTAMP: Factory 60A


Who made it? Terry.


Nationalist China, Taiwan, possibly 1953. I think you add 11 years to their dating, the Nationalist Revolution taking place in 1911.


The “wheel” symbol was the early mark for Factory 60A in Kao Hsuing, Taiwan. The date of 8 42 equates to the 8th month of Chinese year 42 which (as Jon pionts out) is western calendar 1953. These rounds were produced on equipment supplied by Canada and is believed to be the old Defence Industries equipment that C-I-L (who owned Defence Industries) sold to the Chinese in about 1949/50. All the rounds I have examined had the C-I-L “Richardson” boxer primer which has a unique anvil.


Thank you,