Argentine Cartridge boxes for .45 Auto ammunition


#1

I am trying to research boxes for Argentine .45 Auto ammunition made by Fabricaciones Militares (FM). Based on some information received from there, but without any pictures available, I believer there may have been at least one lot of ammunition with nickled cases and packed in 15-round boxes. Other quantities came up in discussion. Myself, from FM, I have seen only 50-round boxes for .45 Auto caliber cartridges.

Firstly, can anyone confirm the use of 15, 20 and 25-round boxes? Secondly, can any supply pictures of various boxes meant for those quantities of cartridges per box?

Thank you for any help you can give.


#2

In a personal communication, I was just told that there is no 20 or 25 round box for .45 Auto ammunition from Fabricaciones Militares in Argentina, only 50-round and the single instance of a commercial 15-round box for the nickel-case .45 ammo made as lot (month?) 2 of 1989.

Anyone have one of those 15-round boxes they could post a picture of? For a single-lot production item, the cartridges do not seem to be rare. I know of several, including mine, in U.S. collections.


#3

John,
Maybe is this box




#4

SMH - Sin duda, es la propria cajita, Muchimos gracias por las fotografias buenas. Nunca he la vista esa cajita. Creo que estoy fortunato para tener el cartucha in mu collecion.

(SMH - without a doubt it is the proper box. Thank you very much for the good photographs. I had never seen this box. I believe I am lucky to have the cartridge in my collection.)


#5

John, this was the first FLB box made for the civilian market since the factory discontinued production of this caliber in 1981.

First, in 1988 they made two lots headstamped 11,25 x 23 1 FLB 88 and 11,25 x 23 2 FLB 88, and one lot in 1989 headstamped 11,25 x 23 2 FLB 89, both using brass cases and packed in old style 50 rd. boxes without lot number/date. I have never seen a cartridge with a 11,25 x 23 1 FLB 89 headstamp, and may not necessarily exist.

Then, in 1990 they introduced a cartridge with a nickeled case and 11,25 x 23 2 FLB 89 headstamp and a new box design holding 15 rounds, as posted above by Sergio. Another headstamp found in this same box is 11,25 x 23 1 FLB 92.

Below you can see the whole new commercial ammunition as was advertised in 1990.

Regards,

Fede