An interesting variation to the regulation requiring the removal of the second digit of the date to make a “43” bunter into a “4” to represent 1944, and the same with “54” bunters ground off to simply “5” to represent 1955, that in my opinion, shows a rather silly adherence to a regulation. I have two Evansville Chrysler .45 M1911 steel-case cartridges (two different case finishes) both of which had “44” in the headstamps. One is still 90% untouched, but with an obviously, and failed, attempt to remove the second “4.” The other is the same, but with a little more successful attempt at removal, although the second “4” is still quite visible. An instance of following a regulation with no purpose, since the “44” bunters had already been made, and since this was no “secret code,” but simply an economy measure. In this case, the “economy measure” was a useless waste of time. Interesting for collectors, though. :-)
Is there a similar instance with .30-06, .30 Carbine, etc.???