.30 Carbine


#1

Another ‘gift’!
These are Lake City 56 and both bullet and case are very reactive to a magnet… steel. I was surprised to see steel this late after Korea, during a non-conflict period. How long did the American arsenals produce the 30 Carbine, all steel.

The primer appears to be brass, with a bright red sealant.

For a fellow who never intended to collect this caliber, I have a bunch! Which ain’t a bad thing.


#2

In addition to the GMCS L C 5 6, I have F A 5 4 (GM) , F A 5 5 and F A 5 6 (GMCS)


#3

Shotmeister,

Latest I can do is an “FA 55” for steel case. Good question on the “how long” was steel used. Maybe some other folks will share their “latest” in steel .30 Carbs.

Dave


#4

I don’t collect dates in .30 Carbine, but the latest steel-cased round, other than Russian Wolf current commercial production in steel cases, is Lake City from 1956 (L C 5 6).