.50BMG with pink tip



this cartridge was discussed in an other forum.
.50BMG with pink tip. I know there were trials with AP ammo with different cores
which had black/pink or pink tips. However this cartridge has headstamp SL 43 and Hackley/Woodin only mention FA trials

any ideas



It’s standard M1 Tracer (i.e. Red tip). WW2 Quality Control compromises. Crank out the ammo as fast as possible, there’s a war on !

There are 30-06 tracers from SL 43 that are also pink tip.

Keith Pagel