.30 Light Rifle Box


#1

Bought this sealed box yesterday, need help on guessing whats on the label.

This how I read it;

EXPERIMENTAL AMMUNITION
20 CARTRIDGES
BALL
CALIBER .30 L.R.
LOT FA X???1?44A
CASE: Brass Cal 30. FAT1E3 ?? ???
BULLET: Ball Cal .30 FATE1
PRIMER: Remington No 3?
POWDER: 7?45 ???
MFG FRANKFORD ARSENAL NOV 1952


#2

Armourer

I don’t have that exact box but can fill in some of the numbers for you. The cartridges are T104E1. 136 grain FB bullet, steel core.

EXPERIMENTAL AMMUNITION
20 CARTRIDGES
BALL
CALIBER .30 L.R.
LOT FA X???1?44A
CASE: Brass Cal [color=#FF0000].30[/color] FAT1E3 [color=#FF0000]FB 25449[/color]
BULLET: Ball Cal .30 FAT[color=#FF0000]11[/color]
PRIMER: Remington [color=#FF0000]NO. [/color][color=#FF0000]39[/color]
POWDER: [color=#FF0000] W 846-2 46.3 grs[/color]
MFG FRANKFORD ARSENAL NOV 1952

The FA Lot number will be the hardest to pin down unless someone has that exact same box. I have a box with Lot # FA X30-1378. Yours looks very similar with an “A” suffix. Maybe FA X30-1344A?

The powder charge could be 48.3 or 45.3 or something like that. You may be able to see it better with a jewelers loupe.

These are all subject to being corrected by someone who actually knows what thet are talking about.

Good Luck

Ray


#3

if you have a photo program that allows you to control individual colors you might try manipulating the blue - yellow or magenta - green controls (or a combination of both) & see if that allows you to read it better.