.50 Browning Headstamp ID'S


#1


1= DM This round has an orange tip, is it Des Moines, USA ???
2= HJ This is a rose crimped blank, [ HJ = ???]
3 = HD This round has a silver tip, [AP-I] [H D = ???]
Terry.


#2

#1 Is Des Moines, Tracer, 1944.

The other 2 may be Singapore Chartered Industries, but I cannnot say this for certain. The “HJ” and “HD” are date codes if I am right about the maker. Someone else will be able to tell you what the date codes translate to (2 Digit year).


#3

Thank you Falcon, Yes my guess was the 50 stood for 50 cal and I already
worked out the “H” was 8, the "D " was 4 and the “J” was 0 [hopefully]
but I was still a little unsure so posted to perhaps get an experts advice and get it right.
Thanks again Terry.