.45 acp 1917


#1

By now even I have seen hundreds of WWI .45 ACP rounds. This one seems to have a month before the year of production. How uncommon is it?


#2

Vlad–The government requirment that ammunition have both the month and year of production on the headstamp was dropped on 28 July, 1917, so it would appear that your 6-17 dated round was one of the last to have the month. However, I have seen “F A 10 17” rounds, so, even by the gpvernments own arsenal, the directive was not immediatly followed. Your U.S.C.Co. 6-17 are fairly common.